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Campaign 1983: Polls

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-23

Duration: 00:04:11

Subjects: Politics | Elections, 1983 | Louisiana gubernatorial election, 1983 | Edwards, Edwin W. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009 | Public opinion polls | Political campaigns


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Brady, Roy Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the September 23, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the accuracy of the public opinion polls in the 1983 gubernatorial election. Johnson interviews pollster Roy Brady, who discusses the role of polls in representing a snapshot in time, the overall accuracy of polls, and the reasons why the results from polls conducted by the Edwards and Treen campaigns may vary. Johnson also interviews former Governor Edwin Edwards, who discusses how his gubernatorial campaign uses polls to plan campaign strategy. Hosts: Ken Johnson and Robyn Ekings