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To Poll or Not to Poll: The Pollster's Dilemma

To Poll or Not to Poll: The Pollster's Dilemma

10.10.2013
Outside of peak election season, internal campaign polls are used to inform long-term strategic decisions. But deciding when it is "normal"...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Dysfunctional Government Now America's Biggest Worry

HUFFPOLLSTER: Dysfunctional Government Now America's Biggest Worry

Mark Blumenthal  10. 9.2013
Gallup finds Washington dysfunction topping the economy and the Republican favorable rating sinking. And AP-GfK shifts to online polling....
HUFFPOLLSTER: Little Movement In 2013 Senate Polls

HUFFPOLLSTER: Little Movement In 2013 Senate Polls

Mark Blumenthal  10. 8.2013
Terry McAuliffe is still leading by a little in Virginia, Cory Booker is still leading by a lot in New Jersey, and Americans are still...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Dismal Congressional Approval Rating Continues To Drop

HUFFPOLLSTER: Dismal Congressional Approval Rating Continues To Drop

Mark Blumenthal  10. 7.2013
It's been a bad week for Congress and a worse week for the Republicans. Everyone is angry at everyone in Washington. And PPP says a Democratic...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Economic Confidence Down 'Sharply' After Shutdown

HUFFPOLLSTER: Economic Confidence Down 'Sharply' After Shutdown

Mark Blumenthal  10. 4.2013
Economic confidence takes a sharp hit following the government shutdown. Voters say their opinions of everyone in Washington have grown...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Is America Really Becoming More Polarized?

HUFFPOLLSTER: Is America Really Becoming More Polarized?

Mark Blumenthal  10. 3.2013
An apparent jump in polarization may be due to a change in poll methodology. Americans are (still) more likely to blame Republicans for...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Texas Gubernatorial Poll Finds Few Decided Voters

HUFFPOLLSTER: Texas Gubernatorial Poll Finds Few Decided Voters

Mark Blumenthal  10. 2.2013
A new poll in Texas inspires us to revisit a classic lesson in how to measure vote preference. CNN finds majority support for increasing...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Shutdown Shutters Census Bureau's Data

HUFFPOLLSTER: Shutdown Shutters Census Bureau's Data

Mark Blumenthal  10. 1.2013
The shutdown of the federal government took the Census website completely offline. A Quinnipiac poll finds bad news for Republicans. And...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing The Polling On A Government Shutdown

HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing The Polling On A Government Shutdown

Mark Blumenthal  09.30.2013
Pollsters are all over the potential government shutdown. Polls show "the American people" have plenty of confusion and doubt about Obamacare...
Obamacare Polls Show Why Ted Cruz Is Wrong

Obamacare Polls Show Why Ted Cruz Is Wrong

Mark Blumenthal  09.30.2013
WASHINGTON -- In his marathon speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly invoked the will of...
HUFFPOLLSTER: American Public's Trust In Its Own Judgment At New Low

HUFFPOLLSTER: American Public's Trust In Its Own Judgment At New Low

Mark Blumenthal  09.27.2013
Americans’ well-documented mistrust of everything spills over into self-loathing. They also think government favors the wealthy. And...
States of Change

States of Change

09.27.2013
Not long after the 2012 election some observers noted an increasing Democratic "lock" on the Electoral College.
HUFFPOLLSTER: President Obama's Approval Decline Continues

HUFFPOLLSTER: President Obama's Approval Decline Continues

Mark Blumenthal  09.26.2013
Barack Obama's job approval rating continues to decline. Americans like the sound of the Keystone pipeline, but not "fracking." And we're...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Views Shift On Government's Role In Health Care

HUFFPOLLSTER: Views Shift On Government's Role In Health Care

Mark Blumenthal  09.25.2013
Support for a government role in health care falls...all the way to 60 percent. Polls correctly picked the two winners in Boston. And we'd...