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Entries by Mark Blumenthal from 04/2007

Because You Asked...

| Posted 04.02.2007 | Politics

Pollster reader Petey posted a critical and incisive comment to my post last week showing that a new Harris Interactive Internet panel survey produce...

Order Effects in The Fox News Poll?

| Posted 04.04.2007 | Politics

A series of unusual questions near the end of a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey released last week generated criticism from the left side of the blo...

Diageo-Hotline's Generic Presidential Vote

| Posted 04.05.2007 | Politics

Last week I received a great question from astute reader JG: I'm an avid but amateur follower of presidential polling, and I've been wonder...

Taylor's Column on Internet Polling

| Posted 04.05.2007 | Politics

In my post on Monday, I mentioned an article by Humphrey Taylor of Harris Interactive that appeared in the recent subscriber-only print edition of th...

Zogby, Hillary and the Judicial Watch Poll

| Posted 04.06.2007 | Politics

Today brings another controversy involving pollster John Zogby with two potential lessons, first, about a set of transparently biased and leading que...

About That Generic Presidential Vote

| Posted 04.09.2007 | Politics

That "generic" presidential vote question included on last week's Diageo/Hotline poll inspired quite a bit of discussion and speculation over the las...

Judicial Watch Poll: Zogby Responds

| Posted 04.10.2007 | Politics

Zogby International has posted a response to the criticism last Friday from various sources, including yours truly, of a poll they conducted for Judi...

More on the Generic WH Vote

| Posted 04.11.2007 | Politics

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza provides his own take on that "generic" White House trial heat we have been talking about the la...

Numbers Guy on Zogby/Judicial Watch

| Posted 04.11.2007 | Politics

One last thought on the Zogby/Judicial Watch polling controversy: The Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik posts a nice summary to his new Numbers G...

Gallup's 2008 Generic Vote

| Posted 04.12.2007 | Politics

Some analysis released this morning by the Gallup Poll's Jeff Jones includes new results of a "generic" 2008 presidential election ques...

Do National Polls Inflate Clinton's Standing?

| Posted 04.13.2007 | Politics

Two thoughtful but contradictory blog posts commenting on recent national presidential polling caught my eye this week. First, on Monday, "Gallu...

Disbursements to the Campaign Pollsters

| Posted 04.16.2007 | Politics

This morning, my able assistant and I tried to acquaint ourselves with the online filings available at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in an e...

A moment of silence for Virginia Tech students and families

| Posted 04.17.2007 | Politics

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Public Opinion and Guns

| Posted 04.17.2007 | Politics

Not surprisingly, yesterday's tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University have already led to heated debates about the role of gun laws and gun ...

Rasmussen's Democrats -- Don't Tell Mama?

| Posted 04.18.2007 | Politics

Both Mickey Kaus and Chris Bowers at MyDD noticed that Rasmussen Reports has been showing a much closer race on their automated national tracking of ...

Romney's Suprising Post/ABC Numbers

| Posted 04.19.2007 | Politics

I am little surprised that this finding reported in today's Washington Post, from the latest Post/ABC News poll, is not getting more attention: ...

More on Those Romney Numbers

| Posted 04.20.2007 | Politics

I want to follow-up briefly on that ABC News/Washington Post poll question on Mitt Romney that I wrote about yesterday, the one showing 54% of adults...

More on the Rasmussen Democrats

| Posted 04.23.2007 | Politics

More today on the debate over why the Rasmussen automated survey is showing a closer Democratic race than other pollsters. Today Rasmussen released n...

Gallup on "Where the Election Stands"

| Posted 04.24.2007 | Politics

I got busy yesterday and neglected to link to it, but the Gallup organization posted a remarkable summary of essentially everything their many survey...

Cheney 9% Approval: Not Exactly

| Posted 04.25.2007 | Politics

In the widely covered exchange with Vice President Dick Cheney, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly said: "I'm not going to get into a...

NYT: New Limits on Automated Calls?

| Posted 04.25.2007 | Politics

Today's New York Times gives prominent play to a story on bills working their way through various state legislatures across the country to crack ...

Do Attentive Voters Prefer Different Candidates?

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics

Earlier today, the Pew Research Center released results from their latest national survey, which provides must read analysis on the state of percepti...

Tag Clouds for the Democratic Debate

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics

Janet Harris, a friend and Pollster reader, sends an interesting bit of analysis she did on last night's MSNBC Democratic debate. Using the free sit...

California Polls, Turnout and the Democratic Vote

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics

Today, in our ongoing conversation about whether national surveys may be overstating Hillary Clinton's lead, let's look at some recent statewide surv...

Exclusive: New Cook/RT Strategies Poll Results

| Posted 04.30.2007 | Politics

Here is something of an exclusive (for the moment - and we'll spare you the flashing red light): Our friends at the Cook Political Report have sh...