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News outlets in Wisconsin and across the country have been covering the midterm elections a lot. But why are these elections so important?

That's what one Wisconsinite texted us, as part of our Informed Voter series — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

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During an election season, public opinion polls are always big news. It’s important to understand the fundamentals of polls and how the news media covers them.

We received many texts from Wisconsinites with questions about polls for our Informed Voter series — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.