Andrew Wheeler writes:
I will be a freshman at the University of Florida this upcoming fall and I am interested in becoming a political pollster. My original question was whether I should major in political science and minor in statistics or the other way around, but any other general advice would be appreciated.
My reply: I think when it comes to employability, a stat major with poli sci minor will have more options than the reverse. Stat majors have valuable computing skills, also most stat majors aren’t interested in politics, so if you are one of those unusual stat majors with political interests, that will make you special.