The Aggregating of Polling Aggregators

By: Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:35 pm

The news site Vox has taken the new polling-focused approach to political coverage to a very meta place. They don’t aggregate the polls — instead they are now aggregating the other poll aggregators.


Death Penalty Losing Support in America

By: Thursday June 5, 2014 2:07 pm

If the trend continues we could see a majority against the death penalty in the next decade.

Plurality Backs Legalization in New Mexico

By: Saturday March 29, 2014 9:16 am

As with all marijuana polling there is a big generational divide. It has majority support among voters under 46 but it is still opposed by a significant number of senior citizens. Clearly the demographics should help to steadily increase support in the future.

Esquire/NBC Poll: Majority of American Center Supports Marijuana Legalization

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 5:57 pm

There is yet another national poll showing a majority of the country “political center” supports legalizing marijuana. A new Esquire-NBC poll designed to figure out where on a spectrum most American voters’ opinions lie found that 52 percent of voters who make of the “politician center” of the country think marijuana should be legal.*

Poll Finds More Blame GOP for the Shutdown

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 8:35 am

All polling since the government shutdown fight started indicates most of the political damage is falling on the Republicans. A new AP poll found the American people are more likely to blame the current situation on Congressional Republicans than Obama or the Democrats.

The Success of Polling and Nate Silver

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 10:45 am

Well done, public polling is incredibly accurate. This is why so many organizations engage in polling, this is why polls are often covered by the media, and this is why every serious campaign spends a significant amount of money on internal polling.

It is important to understand that a quality poll will normally do a very good job predicting the outcome to an election. The only thing better than one quality poll is an aggregate of multiple quality polls, that way you can effectively weed out the occasional fluke.

Boehner Delivers Plan B Ultimatum

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 1:14 pm

John Boehner just gave a “press conference” that clocked in at under a minute, where he took no questions and basically said that Democrats could either pass his “Plan B” proposal, which extends Bush-era tax rates on the first $1 million of income and does basically nothing else, or “be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”

Poll: Public Will Blame Republicans If Country Starts Down the Fiscal Slope

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 1:15 pm

Republicans have enough problems dealing with their own internal insurgencies, but it should be explained that their biggest problem in the fiscal slope negotiations is that the public is poised to blame them if things go awry.

Third Way’s Highly Deceptive Polling on Social Security and Medicare

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Apparently when all the non-partisan public polling shows your position is unpopular, what you do is commission your own poll based on some highly deceptive questions. Third Way, the Wall Street-funded think tank, has released a poll of “Obama voters” which they are claiming shows support for a grand bargain. If you look at the actually survey questions, however, it is clear they don’t pass the laugh test.

Obama Plans to Hit Road With Oh-So-Popular Message of Cutting Social Security and Medicare

By: Monday November 12, 2012 2:10 pm

President Obama plans to meet with business, labor and civic leaders early this week about the fiscal slope, according to Reuters. Congressional leaders will huddle with Obama at the end of the week.

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