Category Archives: political polling

Heisenberg Polling?

Seems all the hoopla about “enthusiasm gaps” may have spurred Democrats to vote: While it’s impossible to tell for whom people are voting, so far more Democrats than Republicans are casting ballots in Iowa, Maryland, North Carolina, Louisiana and Nevada’s … Continue reading

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Polling In The Age Of Teabaggery

See those lines going up and down like a seismograph? It doesn’t help to pay too much attention to any particular swing. Polls are necessarily lagging indicators in the best of times, and the whole point of a well-financed, organized … Continue reading

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High Tide For Teabaggers

First Obama’s poll numbers began to rebound. Now Greg Sargent has dug into a Bloomberg Poll and found a majority of Americans have grown wise to the scare tactics of August: Sixty-three percent said the claim that ‚Äúdeath panels of … Continue reading

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Pollgasm

From ABC comes word that the GOP’s smear campaign wasn’t enough to turn Americans against her: Overall 58 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the judge should be confirmed, much like the 62 percent who said … Continue reading

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McCain’s New Surge

“Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is … Continue reading

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Storm Front

I’ve been hearing a storm for twelve months now. At first I thought it was some kind of psychological response to the horrors of Hurricane Katrina; but as the months have passed, the thunder sounded closer and closer until now … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line

On this day before the Palin-Biden debate, it’s worth noting the way the polls have swung decisively towards Obama — due mostly to McCain’s disastrous performance over the last ten days, both in the debate and the news cycle. The … Continue reading

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