Restricting the broadcast and publication of pre‐election and exit polls: some selected examples

  title={Restricting the broadcast and publication of pre‐election and exit polls: some selected examples},
  author={Tim Bale},
  pages={15 - 22}
  • Tim Bale
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Political Science
  • Representation
Even before it came down to butterfly ballots and pregnant chads, the battle between George W. Bush and Al Gore had already raised some familiar questions about elections, and in particular, the way they are dealt with by the media (see Norris, 2001a). Although scholars will always disagree on the extent to which the media actually influence the result of the contest, there are few who can resist bemoaning the so-called 'horse-race' style of campaign coverage pumped out by networks and… 

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