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Entries by Mark Blumenthal from 05/2009

New: Our Party ID Chart

| Posted 05.01.2009 | Politics

This week, many columnists and bloggers took note of the apparent drop in Republican party identification on many of the recent national surveys, espe...

Checkmate "Outliers"

| Posted 05.02.2009 | Politics

Byron York considers the racial divide in perceptions of Barack Obama; Weigel, Benen, Serwer, Kos, Sullivan and Yglesias and pile on; York ...

It's His Answer and He's Sticking To It

| Posted 05.04.2009 | Politics

Newly Democratic Senator Arlen Specter was a guest of NBC's Meet the Press yesterday and once again cited internal polling as a reason for switching p...

Pollster Smackdown: Greenberg Critiques Resurgent Republic

| Posted 05.04.2009 | Politics

Well, that didn't take long. Last week, we told you about a new Republican polling alliance, Resurgent Republic, modeled explicitly on the Democratic ...

Re: Pollster Smackdown

| Posted 05.05.2009 | Politics

A quick follow-up on yesterday's back-and-forth between Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg on behalf of the organization known as Democracy Corps and ...

NCHS: 20.2% in Cell-Phone-Only Households

| Posted 05.06.2009 | Politics

Has it been another six months already?** Today the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...

Party Weighting? - Democracy Corps and Resurgent Republic Respond

| Posted 05.07.2009 | Politics

Here is another follow-up on Monday's back-and-forth between Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg on behalf of the organization known as Democracy Corps...

Coming Soon: AAPOR Conference 2009 Interviews

| Posted 05.08.2009 | Politics

Next Thursday, I will fly to Hollywood, Florida to cover the annual conference of AAPOR -- the American Association for Public Opinion Research. That ...

Party Identification "Outliers"

| Posted 05.09.2009 | Politics

Gallup reviews long term trends in their party identification data by gender and age (plus video). Jim Gimpel ponders the durability of party ID. Neil...

The Edwards 2008 What-If

| Posted 05.11.2009 | Politics

The publication of a new book by Elizabeth Edwards, and especially the revelation that she advised her husband against running in 2008, has created a ...

More on the Edwards 2008 What-If

| Posted 05.13.2009 | Politics

As a follow-up to Monday's post on the "what-if" speculation about John Edward's 2008 campaign, I did a an online "Q&A" yesterday with NPR.org's L...

Twitter Updates

| Posted 05.13.2009 | Politics

I am headed off to the airport in few minutes for Hollywood, Florida and this year's conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Researc...

Pre-AAPOR "Outliers"

| Posted 05.13.2009 | Politics

Nate Silver takes a closer look at Gallup's massive tabulation of party ID by birthyear. Patrick Ruffini grapples with Barack Obama's personal popular...

AAPOR09: Conference Chair Michael Link

| Posted 05.14.2009 | Politics

This post is the first of a series of video interviews I'll be doing over the next few days at the annual conference of the American Association for P...

AAPOR09: Lou Harris

| Posted 05.14.2009 | Politics

The second interview in the series I am conducting at this week's AAPOR conference has a bit of a back story. I had the real honor of interviewing 88-...

AAPOR2009: Christopher Wlezien

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Politics

Yesterday, I also interviewed to Temple University Professor Christopher Wlezien, who long-time Pollster readers may remember from the guest contribut...

AAPOR09: Paul Donato

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Politics

The latest interview from our series of interviews at the AAPOR 2009 conference is with Paul Donato, Executive Vice President and Chief Research Offic...

AAPOR09: Chris Borick

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Politics

The next interview in our series of interviews at the AAPOR 2009 conference is with Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Policy at Muhlen...

AAPOR09: Reg Baker

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Politics

Up next in our series of interviews at the AAPOR 2009 conference is Reg Baker, Chief Operating Officer of Market Strategies International discussing h...

AAPOR: Masahiko Aida

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Masahiko Aida, director of analytics for Democratic polling firm Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner (which conducts surveys for Democracy Corps) ...

AAPOR09: Tom Guterbock

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Tom Guterbock, director of the Survey Research Center at the University of Virginia, on a paper he presented on tests he conducted over ...

AAPOR09: Chase Harrison

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Chase Harrison, preceptor at the Program on Survey Research at Harvard University, on his research into the accuracy of pre-election pol...

AAPOR09: Scott Keeter

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Scott Keeter, director of survey research at the Pew Research Center, on a paper he presented on the perils of pre-election polling in 2...

AAPOR09: Jon Krosnick

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Jon Krosnick, Stanford professor of communications, political Science and psychology, on challenges in assessing the quality of newer su...

AAPOR09: Elizabeth Dean - Second Life

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

I interviewed Elizabeth Dean, a survey research methodologist at RTI International, about their efforts to recruit and interview survey respondents in...