After the November elections, in which pollster J. Ann Selzer had once again been proven correct, Chuck Todd of NBC News sent out the following tweet:
“Once again, it is Ann Selzer’s polling world in Iowa, we’re just lucky to live in it.”
Selzer, who is a member of the Simpson College Board of Trustees, will discuss opinion polling and survey methods in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Principal Black Box Theatre.
The title of her talk is, “Public Opinion Polling: Questions & Answers.”
The event, sponsored by the John C. Culver Public Policy Center, is free and open to the Simpson community and to the general public.
Selzer’s firm, Selzer & Company, performs polling for the Des Moines Register and other organizations. She has a remarkable record of success in predicting Iowa election outcomes.
“The lady is the champ,” wrote Mark Halperin, the co-author of “Game Change.”
“Ann Selzer has developed an unrivalled reputation for accuracy and thoroughness in public opinion polling,” remarked Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Public Policy Center. “As the Iowa Caucus campaigns begin to heat up and the Hawkeye State is thrust back into the national political spotlight, the Simpson College community is eager to hear Dr. Selzer describe her approach to polling amidst a crowded field of contenders for the presidency.”
If you want to find out how she does it, please attend this lecture.