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Polling Gives Students Front Row View of Politics

A Belmont public relations class and political science class were featured on the front page of Green Hills News‘ October 21 issue. From September 7-22, the two classes, led by professors Pam Parry and Vaughn May, polled 703 Nashvillians. The students cold-called the participants to ask who they were voting for in the upcoming presidential election and what issues are important to them.
The idea behind the the project was twofold: to give students a firsthand look at the strengths and weaknesses of survey research and to give students practice at the type of research done for launching a national campaign.