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Two Days Without Wifi "Outliers"

04/20/2009 12:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Yes, this feature normally appears on Friday's or over the weekend. Unfortunately, I spent much of Friday at a conference and Saturday on a train, both lacking in a wifi connection. So here is a belated listing of interesting things written by pollsters or about surveys and survey data from last week.

Charlie Cook breaks down the new Cook/RT Strategies results on Obama's job approval and generic congressional ballot test.

Ron Brownstein evaluates the partisanship meme.

Gallup compares Barack Obama's first quarter job approval numbers to previous presidents.

Chris Cillizza looks back on Obama's first 90 days of polling; so does Jonathan Singer.

Frank Newport elected VP/incoming president of AAPOR.

Gary Langer says tea parties and uproar over taxes unlikely to resonate beyond conservative activists.

Rasmussen finds most Texans don't want to secede,

Chris Bowers finds polling from 2008 on secession.

Jon Henke doesn't worry about the strange things small percentages of Americans say.

Mark Mellman reviews perceptions of mortgages and assistance to those facing foreclosure.

Nicole McClesky plots unfavorable trends for Obama in the West.

Frank Luntz suggests language for Republicans to use on taxes (via Lundry).   

DemfromCT takes a two-part look at the Pew survey on Internet political activity in 2008.

Nate Silver and Andrew Gelman say nail-biter elections have become less common.

Andrew Gelman and John Sides consider how partisanship shapes perceptions of the economy.

Alan Abramowitz examines the changing demographics of the American electorate. University of Iowa students micro-target in student government election.

PPP asks, once again, where should we poll this week? .