Latin America Weekly

Thought Bubble: How to read electoral polls in Chile

We are publishing a special issue of the Latin America Weekly newsletter ahead of tomorrow’s presidential election in Chile, in which we address the pollsters’ constant struggles to get the numbers right.

Thought Bubble: Why are pollsters in Chile so often wrong?

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Ballot box during Chile’s first-round presidential vote. Photo: Klopping/Shutterstock

SANTIAGO — The presidential runoff between left-wing Gabriel Boric and far-right José Antonio Kast couldn’t be harder to predict. And the fact that pollsters must observe...

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