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Virtual Panel Discussion: Politics During the Pandemic: Insights from UMass Poll

Event Details

August 26, 2020
5:30 pm-6:30 pm


Room: Zoom

Free admission
Laura Freeman

Today more than ever, there are clashes of opinion on topics such as healthcare, the economy, and social justice issues. Impeding conversations are mixed “truths” shared through a variety of media channels. So, where does information come from and what should you know about the upcoming elections?

The UMass Amherst Poll combines cutting-edge online polling with academic and professional expertise in the science of politics. The result is accurate,  innovative, and timely polling data that provide insights into the civic health, vitality, and public opinion of citizens of Massachusetts, New England, and the nation.

Tune in on August 26 at 5:30 p.m. ET for a discussion about UMass Poll survey results on critical topics including: 

  • The economy and politics
  • State senate races
  • Predictions for the November elections nationwide

Submit questions upon registering and the panel will do their best to respond to as many as possible. Before the event, watch this video featuring Tatishe Nteta, director of UMass Amherst Poll, to get insight and prepare your questions.

This event is presented by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences as part of the Social Science Matters Series

Dean John Hird
UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Stephanie Murray '17
POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook Author
Tatishe Nteta, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of UMass Poll
Jesse Rhodes, Chair and Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of UMass Poll

Jennifer Lundquist
, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, Professor of Sociology

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