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Ariel Edwards-Levy
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Ariel Edwards-Level is the Associate Polling Editor and Open Reporting Editor at The Huffington Post.

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Americans Think Debates Are Important, But That Doesn't Mean They're Watching Them

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 5:53 PM

WASHINGTON -- With the 2014 midterm season drawing to an end, candidates in close races across the country are squaring off against their rivals, and occasionally (see: Charlie Crist's fan) even making national headlines.

Fan-gate, however, produced no discernible effect in the Florida polls....

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Surveys Give GOP The Edge In Colorado

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 8:59 AM

Two more polls give the Republican the upper hand in Colorado. We take a closer look at the unusual methods of one of them. And most Americans still aren't worried that they'll get Ebola. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, October 23, 2014.

COLORADO: NEW POLLS GIVE GARDNER EDGE - Colorado...

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Americans Are A Little More Worried About The Flu Than Ebola

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 5:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- When media outlets aren't hyping the threat of Ebola, they're embracing a much more helpful trend: stories explaining we should really worry about the flu.

Americans...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: This Year's Gubernatorial Races Get Even More Competitive

(10) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 8:10 AM

Many of this year's gubernatorial races remain exceptionally close. Most Americans think the GOP will win the Senate. And do early voting numbers really spell doom for Democrats? This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

'GUBERNATORIAL CONTESTS GET CLOSER - While national attention has focused on the battle for...

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Georgia Democrats Urge Residents 'To Prevent Another Ferguson' By Voting Early

(33) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:10 PM

Georgia's Democratic party has a message for voters: Cast your ballot early if you don't want to see a repeat of the fatal shooting of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

"If you want to prevent another Ferguson in their future...vote," says a mailer distributed by the group which...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Latest Kansas Senate Survey Shows A Tie

(16) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 8:35 AM

A new poll finds a tie in the Kansas Senate race. Americans' media habits are polarized, but few live in ideological bubbles. And while pollsters won't cop to 'herding,' most suspect that others do. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

NEW POLL FINDS TIE RACE IN KANSAS -...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats' Internal Polls Challenge Colorado Conventional Wisdom

(14) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 8:46 AM

Democrats produce two polls showing their candidate with an edge in the Colorado Senate race. Nearly 2 million Americans have already voted nationwide. And the more you dislike the opposition, the likelier you are to turn out on Election Day. This is HuffPollster for Monday, October 20, 2014.

COLORADO: HIDDEN...

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Americans Are More Likely To Vote If They Hate The Other Party

(196) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 5:01 PM

The Americans most likely to vote in this year's midterms are also the most likely to be highly partisan and antipathetic toward their political rivals, according to the results of a Pew Research Center panel released Friday.

The report estimates that while just about 40 percent of eligible...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Senate Survey Trends Are Good News For The GOP

(83) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 9:04 AM

Republicans have made modest but important gains in a handful of key swing states. A majority of Americans support recent judicial decisions in favor of gay marriage. And Latinos' demographic growth outpaces their electoral presence. This is HuffPollster for Friday, October 17, 2014.

SENATE POLLS TREND TO GOP - Since...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: What Does It Mean If This Year's Polls Are Wrong?

(14) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 9:17 AM

We take a closer look at the likelihood that this year's polling could be wrong. Prominent modelers offer advice on how to interpret their work. And most voters think things are 'going to hell in a handbasket.' This is HuffPollster for Thursday, October 16, 2014.

COULD THE SENATE POLLS BE...

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New Early Voting Restrictions Have Little Support Among Americans

(76) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 7:27 AM

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have sought to restrict early voting this year, but new polling finds little public support for the controversial measures.

A North Carolina law that shortened early voting by a week, among other restrictions, went into effect earlier this year following a...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Have Polls Been Understating Dems' Chances In Georgia?

(34) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 9:22 AM

Democrats get some good news from two new polls from Georgia, but surveys elsewhere continue to show a GOP advantage in the battle for the Senate. Two national polls show likely voters tipping to Republicans in U.S. House races. And Stephen Colbert finds a reason to love HuffPollster's charts. This...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Does A 62 Percent Win Chance Mean For The GOP?

(17) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 8:43 AM

Our Senate forecast tips toward the GOP, but history polling averages can still miss in close races. Surveys find little love for President Obama in some key swing states. And there's now official data to prove pumpkin pastries are delicious. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

SENATE LEANS...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bruce Braley Rebounding In Iowa?

(23) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 8:24 AM

A new survey confirms a very close contest in Iowa. Polls point to a narrow Republican advantage in the battle for the Senate -- and a slim majority of Americans expect them to win. And early voting suggests higher than usual turnout in key battleground states. This is HuffPollster for...

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Susan Rice: No Evidence Kim Jong Un Has Been Deposed

(18) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 12:55 PM

There's "no indication" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is no longer in power, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Obviously, we are watching very carefully what's happening in North Korea. It's a country that we monitor with great attention," Rice said in...

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John McCain, Czar Hater, Calls For Ebola Czar

(219) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes President Barack Obama should appoint a "czar" to lead America's response to Ebola.

"From spending time here in Arizona, my constituents are not comforted. There has to be more reassurance given to them. I would say that we don't know exactly who's in charge. There...

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U.S. Doesn't Yet Need Ground Troops Against ISIS, General Says

(55) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 11:43 AM

The U.S. hasn't yet reached the point where it requires ground troops to battle the Islamic State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

"Yeah, there will be circumstances when the answer to that question will likely be yes," said Dempsey. "But I...

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Ebola Protocol Was Likely Breached In Texas, Medical Officials Say

(222) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 11:08 AM

The Texas health care worker who contracted Ebola after providing care for an infected patient likely breached safety protocols, health officials said Sunday.

"Certainly there has to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of the protocol of taking care of the patient within the personal protective equipment --...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Florida Polls Show Small Gain For Charlie Crist

(51) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Florida polling shows a small shift toward the Democrat. Most midterm voters have already made up their minds. And Dana Milbank is more certain than he should be about the problems with election forecasts. This is HuffPollster for Friday, October 10, 2014.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR: CRIST GAINS - Mark Caputo: "A...

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HUFFPOLLSTER: Two New Surveys Take On The Last Frontier

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 9:14 AM

Republicans get good polling news in Alaska and the other Senate battlegrounds. Pat Roberts sees some better numbers in Kansas. And even by midterm standards, 2014 turnout may be "meh." This is HuffPollster for Thursday, October 9, 2014.

REPUBLICAN LEADS IN ALASKA - Until Wednesday, the roughly two dozen previous...

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