Watch the full video (above) of the CPR-Lokniti-CSDS Discussion on ‘Opening the Black Box of Election Polling and Forecasting’ as part of the ‘Conversations on Indian Democracy’ series. The discussion featured Rajdeep Sardesai, Surjit S Bhalla and Saurabh Dwivedi and was moderated by Rahul Verma.
With elections only a few months away and the campaign trail heating up, the discussion aimed to de-mystify the process of election polling and seat forecasting in India. The panel brought together journalists from TV, print and online media to discuss the intricacies involved behind the consumption of poll numbers on their platforms and their dissemination.
Rajdeep Sardesai is Consulting Editor at the India Today Group. Surjit S Bhalla is Contributing Editor, The Indian Express, and Consulting Editor, Network 18. Saurabh Dwivedi is Editor at The Lallantop. Rahul Verma is a Fellow at CPR.
About the Series:
This panel discussion was jointly hosted by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Lokniti-CSDS, and it is the first in a series of events in the run-up to 2019 elections. This collaborative series between the two research institutions – ‘Conversations on Indian Democracy’ – aims to make academic research more accessible to the general public.
This was the second panel organised as part of the discussion on ‘Opening the Black Box of Election Polling and Forecasting’. The video of the first panel can be accessed here.