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Entries by Mark Blumenthal from 05/2011

Obama Approval Rating Likely To Rise After Osama Bin Laden Killing

Posted 05.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the killing of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden lacks true historical precedent, polling following similar events suggests that...

Obama Approval Ratings Jump On Terrorism, Afghanistan [UPDATE]

Posted 05.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A handful of new national polls conducted in the immediate aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death reveal happiness and relief combined wit...

Pew Report And Osama Bin Laden: Why The Presidential Approval Rating Bump Won't Last

Posted 05.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Political Typology report released this week by the Pew Research Center provides some critical context to the ongoing discussion...

Attacking CNN: Our Time Asks If Its Polls Miss Adults Under 30?

Posted 05.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fledgling advocacy organization attacked CNN pollsters in April, but the transgression they alleged did not pan out. Still, the detail...

AAPOR Award Praises Pentagon DADT Survey

Posted 05.16.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- When the Department of Defense released its Don't Ask Don't Tell survey of service members and their spouses in December of last year, Sen....

Siena Poll in NY-26 Gives Kathy Hochul Edge Over Jane Corwin

Posted 05.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll released Saturday by the Siena (College) Research Institute on the upcoming special election in New York's 26th Congressional...

New York 26 Special Election: What To Watch For

Posted 05.24.2011 | Politics

Voters in New York's 26th congressional district are casting their votes today in a special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned earli...

Kathy Hochul Election Results: Did Medicare Sway NY-26 Race?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Democrat Kathy Hochul's surprise victory over Republican Jane Corwin in a special House election in western New York...

Daily Kos vs. Research 2000 Lawsuit Settled

Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The polling firm accused of fabricating survey data published by the progressive website Daily Kos has agreed to settle the lawsuit file...