Democracy Forum — Public Opinion Polling: Is It Good for Democracy?

Friday, June 16, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. 

We'll talk about whether modern polling techniques have been good for democracy. Is polling a reflection of public opinion; is it shaping public opinion; or is it distorting public opinion? Who is it helping? And how can we be responsible consumers of polling information? More information here.

Special guests:

  • Ashley Koning, Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University
  • Dan Shea, Chair and Professor of Government at Colby College

This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at