"Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election, " by Michael Dimock, Associate Director of Research, Pew Research Center
The issues, events and values that shaped the 2012 presidential election and an inside look at the challenges and choices public opinion pollsters face in pre-election polling.
Michael Dimock is responsible for the development of the centerâ€™s research projects, including questionnaire design, project management, the analysis of polling data, and the presentation of survey results. Dimock also plays a central role in writing reports, and providing information to news organizations and others interested in polling and data analysis.
Dr. Dimock received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California-San Diego, and taught at North Carolina State University before joining the Pew Research Center in 2000. His published research includes articles and book chapters on voting behavior, public opinion and survey methodology.