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Election polls : what you need to know

We're at the midway point in the current election campaign. And our impressions of how the election is going are shaped by many things,including social media, the official media - and opinion polls.

Two new opinion polls just came out yesterday - and not the first or last in this campaign.

How accurate are they? And how well do we understand what they're saying anyway?

To help us answer those questions, we've invited Claire Durand into studio this morning.

She's a specialist in polls, as well as a professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal. Her blog is called "Ah les sondages!" and she also happens to be a former pollster.

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