Book


I am writing a book for W. W. Norton on public opinion polling — its history, influence, successes, failures, and future — and why it is a crucial tool for a healthy democracy. Sign up for my newsletter to get updates as publication day approaches. My book (title TBD) is due out in 2022 (exact date TBD).

You can read a short blog post about the project here.

As of April 2021, I have completed the draft manuscript and am working on revisions with my editor. Here is our draft table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. What’s the Matter With Polling?
  3. Democracy and the Public Will
  4. Polling Comes of Age
  5. Machine Politics
  6. One Bad Apple Doesn’t Spoil the Bunch
  7. The Second Miracle of Aggregation
  8. Big Data and Black Boxes
  9. Taking the Pulse of the Pulse of Democracy
  10. Conclusion