polls

Among the winners in 2012? Pollsters

Nov 8, 2012
Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy.
Posted In: news media, polls, 2012 election

Post-election, a polling conundrum

Nov 7, 2012
Gallup's editor-in-chief on last night's election results and the rise of poll "aggregators."
Posted In: polls, 2012 election

Exit pollster reduces size of survey in non-swing states

Nov 5, 2012
Edison Research will divert resources from largely predictable states to swing states, 'where the news is.'
Posted In: voters, polls, swing state

How do you know if a poll is right?

Oct 25, 2012
Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport addresses recent criticism of Gallup's polling.
Posted In: Gallup, newport, polls, nate silver, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Gallup poll: Romney leads on economy

Oct 25, 2012
Gallup's national daily tracking poll gained some attention this past week. Some critics say the poll, which shows a solid lead for Governor Mitt Romney, is out-of-step with other national polls that indicate the race is much closer.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 election, polls

Nate Silver on political polling in the cellphone and social media age

Oct 22, 2012
Nate Silver, who tracks polls at the New York Times blog Five Thirty Eight, says that technology is great for forecasting political races, if we use it correctly.
Posted In: debate, 2012 election, polls

Leaving the country if your candidate loses? Sure you are

Oct 17, 2012
The complicated world of election polling.
Posted In: dubner, freakonomics, elections, polls

Poll: How much do you like or trust public opinion polling?

Oct 4, 2012
After the first presidential debate on Wednesday, the political polling season is about to kick into high gear. Why polls matter, and why we like them so much.
Posted In: 2012 election, polls

Poll shows Greeks favor EU bailout

May 29, 2012
A poll this weekend shows Greek voters support politicians who favor the EU bailout of Greece. Elections earlier this month rattled the markets when voters came out in favor of political groups that opposed the bailout and austerity.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, elections, polls

Obama huge in the Twitterverse

Dec 14, 2011
Big support in the 140 character crowd
Posted In: polls, Obama, Twitter, linkedin