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Jennifer Agiesta ’00 to Give Talk on Changing Nature of Polling

Jennifer Agiesta, director of polling and election analytics at CNN, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University, on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room.

The title of Agiesta’s talk is “The Survey Research Conundrum: How Pollsters are Adapting to Keep Up in a Cord-cutting World.” It is free and open to the public.

Prior to joining CNN, Agiesta served as director of polling for The Associated Press, conducting domestic and international survey research — covering everything from politics, economics and social issues to perspectives of NFL fans and Twitter users.

She has also covered polling for The Washington Post and worked for Edison Media Research where she helped establish the company’s exit polling operation.

She is a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 2000, where she was a politics and print journalism major.