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  • Washington Post Exclusive: PPP caught doing advocacy polling on race

    10/11/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    PPP, a Democratic polling outfit, has long been viewed by suspicion by not only conservatives but by independent, credible pollsters. Now there is all the more reason to discount its “polling” as shoddy partisanship. I spoke by phone today with Wisconsin voter Dave Summers, who lives in the Madison area. He told me, “I got a survey. I don’t normally answer these calls, but I did [this time]. I started out pretty normal — President, Senate.” However, he said it then got weirder. The automatic survey asked if he had a favorable or unfavorable impression of Sean Hannity and Tucker...
  • Could the Wilder Effect be the Explanation Behind Obama's Surge in the Polls?

    10/02/2012 9:12:17 AM PDT · by alan8228 · 15 replies
    Moore Common Sense ^ | 10/2/12 | Alan Moore
    I have been absolutely baffled at the recent poll numbers putting an unpopular president ahead of Mitt Romney. The economy is terrible, no majority supports virtually any of the policies passed by this Administration, and there is no sign of improvement - yet Barack Obama still leads in most polls. So what gives? There could be many explanations. Mitt Romney could be to blame. He has been criticized of running a sub-par campaign even though his fundraising (the true test of organizational strength) has at times eclipsed the incumbent president. Polls are rarely seen by pundits and casual observers alike...
  • Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)

    09/26/2012 4:32:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)
  • What John McLaughlin [Pollster] Sees in the Polls Right Now

    09/22/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    nro ^ | September 21, 2012 8:27 A.M | Jim Geraghty
    I reached out to Republican pollster John McLaughlin for yesterday’s piece on how undecided voters are likely to break, and he made some separate comments about polls, their impact on motivation for each side, and how the campaigns want to use skewed poll numbers to depress the opposition. How he’s defining likely voters right now: “For the most part we’re polling likely voters. It’s a loose screen. We keep people who say they’re only somewhat likely to vote. But the vast majority say that they are definitely or very likely to vote. They’re voting.”How campaigns try to sway polling results:...
  • Majority of Conservatives See Romney as "Acceptable"

    01/10/2012 7:44:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 53 replies ^ | January 10, 2012
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney is the now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an "acceptable" GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say Romney would be an acceptable nominee than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.
  • Implosion of Political Analysis and Old Media

    11/04/2008 9:25:21 AM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies · 674+ views
    Malstrom's Articles News ^ | 10/29/08 | Sean Malstrom
    My worry with the American Election of 2008 has nothing to do with the candidates, themselves, but really about the business of political analysis (which is my professional background). There is very little money in political analysis. So people either look to the business world to see how to make money the legitimate way (which is the path I chose), or one can corrupt one’s practice, say whatever a certain candidate wants, and become a hack. One becomes a hack either because of money or because of partisanship. Either way, good political analysts do not let emotions or money get...
  • FoxRasmussen Battleground Polls!

    11/03/2008 11:16:06 AM PST · by hogfan2000 · 45 replies · 2,815+ views
    Fox news
    Fox news just reported that Fox/Rasmussent battle gound polls showing extrodinary tightening about to be released. Keep fighting!
  • US public sees news media as biased, inaccurate, uncaring: poll

    08/10/2007 12:00:05 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 805+ views ^ | August 9, 2007 | Staff
    More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed. And poll respondents who use the Internet as their main source of news -- roughly one quarter of all Americans -- were even harsher with their criticism, the poll conducted by the Pew Research Center said. Snip Among those who get their news from newspapers and television, criticism of the news organizations was up to 20 percentage points lower than among Internet news audiences, who tend to be younger and better educated than...
  • New Zogby Poll: Kerry Favored Over Bush 47%-43%

    08/15/2004 12:26:18 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 72 replies · 5,131+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8/15/04
    Released: August 15, 2004 Kerry Favored Over Bush 47%-43% In Multi-Candidate Race; Voters With Passports Give Kerry 58%-35% Edge; Candidates in Dead Heat Among Investors; New Zogby America Poll Reveals Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is favored over President George W. Bush (47%-43%) among likely voters when Ralph Nader, Libertarian, Constitution and Green Party presidential candidates are factored into the 2004 presidential race, according to a new Zogby America poll. The telephone poll of 1011 likely voters was conducted Thursday through Saturday (August 12-14, 2004). Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.1. Presidential Candidates % Aug12-14 Democrat -John...