Category Archives: polls

Polls just had one of their best election cycles, ever — but challenges abound in the industry

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight – Much maligned for their performance in the 2016 general election — and somewhat unfairly so, since the overall accuracy of the polls was only slightly below average that year by historical standards — American election … Continue reading

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European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism

Most embrace democracy and the EU, but many worry about the political and economic future Richard Wike, Jacob Poushter, Laura Silver, Kat Devlin, Janell Fetterolf, Alexandra Castillo and Christine Huang of Pew Research – Thirty years ago, a wave of … Continue reading

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Job Approval Dips, Unfavorable Feelings Climb for President Trump

Grinnell College Poll – More than half of U.S. residents say their feelings toward President Donald Trump have become “more unfavorable” since he took office according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll, released Oct. 29, 2019. … Continue reading

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Trump Speaks to His People, Not THE People

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire – New York Times: “Mr. Trump travels nearly five times as often to states that were in his column in 2016 as to those that supported Hillary Clinton. He has given several times more interviews … Continue reading

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What More Than 40 Years Of Early Primary Polls Tell Us About 2020

By Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – How much can we learn from early primary polls? Back in 2011, FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-chief Nate Silver set out to answer this question and found that early national polling is at least somewhat predictive of … Continue reading

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