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Stéphane Rozès: "When a phenomenon like Royal, Macron or Zemmour appears, we question the thermometer"


FIGAROVOX / INTERVIEW - While the daily Ouest-France has announced that it will cover the campaign without a poll, the former director of the CSA institute believes that this mistrust of opinion polls is recurrent and generally testifies to 'a misunderstanding as to what they reveal.

Stéphane Rozès is president of the consulting company Cap, former CEO of the CSA polling institute and teacher at Sciences Po.


- Six months before the presidential election, the daily


has announced that it will cover the campaign without a poll.

Are the figures displayed in these studies responsible for electoral dynamics?

Stéphane ROZÈS.



Polls only measure and bring to everyone's attention the opinion, representations and voting intentions that precede them.

They vary according to the perceptions and modifications of reality: the progress of the campaign, the attitudes and behaviors of the candidates, the changes in perceptions of the issues, etc.

The citizens, construct and envisage their vote socially, ideologically, politically and according to the twists and turns of the campaign.

Surveys are integrated into their dashboard.

They are reinterpreted by them according to their individual preferences.

The polls contribute to the choice

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Source: lefigaro

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