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Entries by Mark Blumenthal from 02/2011

Egypt's Polls: Conflicting Results, But A Simple Lesson

Posted 02.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting survey results are often a fact of political life, and as we reported earlier this week, such inconsistency is apparent in s...

POLLS: Americans Following Egypt Crisis, But Unsure Of Impact On U.S.

Posted 02.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans have been following the protests roiling Egypt, but the majority are unsure whether the Egyptian crisis bodes well or ill...

Obama Approval Bump Holding Steady

Posted 02.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The increase in President Barack Obama's job-approval ratings seen in January appears to be holding. That's the takeaway from a handful ...

Poll Accuracy Held Steady In 2010

Posted 02.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the challenges facing pre-election polls -- and there are many -- the average accuracy of statewide surveys last year matched th...

Wisconsin Protests: Polls Find Mixed Results On Public Employee Unions

Posted 02.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - With protests surging in Wisconsin over a law that President Obama described as an "assault on unions," two new surveys show very differe...

Wisconsin Standoff: Rasmussen's Leading Questions

Posted 02.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid the ongoing protests and legislative standoff in Wisconsin, a new automated Rasmussen Reports survey purports to show more American...

AFL-CIO Polls Show Wisconsin Supports Protestors, Opposes Walker

Posted 02.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - New polling conducted for the AFL-CIO and shared with The Huffington Post shows Wisconsin voters siding with the state workers, unions an...

The Challenge Of Polling Labor Rights

Posted 02.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pollsters are beginning to track reactions to the ongoing protests in Wisconsin over the attempt by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to reduce the ...

Newsweek/Daily Beast: New Pollster, Less Transparent

Posted 02.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Newsweek and the Daily Beast debuted a survey this week conducted by pollster Douglas Schoen. The new arrangement appears to mark the e...