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Money, Politics and the American Public

Money, Politics and the American Public

10.14.2014
The influence of money in politics in general and campaigns in particular is a staple of op-ed writers, late-night comedians and armchair...
HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Does A 62 Percent Win Chance Mean For The GOP?

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Does A 62 Percent Win Chance Mean For The GOP?

Mark Blumenthal  10.14.2014
Our Senate forecast tips toward the GOP, but history polling averages can still miss in close races. Surveys find little love for President...
Florida Polls Are Missing the Latino Vote and Thus the True Statewide Spread Between Crist and Scott

Florida Polls Are Missing the Latino Vote and Thus the True Statewide Spread Between Crist and Scott

10.13.2014
Polling only in English adds a significant conservative skew, and this is especially risky in Florida. Why? Because Florida has the highest...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bruce Braley Rebounding In Iowa?

HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bruce Braley Rebounding In Iowa?

Mark Blumenthal  10.13.2014
A new survey confirms a very close contest in Iowa. Polls point to a narrow Republican advantage in the battle for the Senate -- and a...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Florida Polls Show Small Gain For Charlie Crist

HUFFPOLLSTER: Florida Polls Show Small Gain For Charlie Crist

Mark Blumenthal  10.10.2014
Florida polling shows a small shift toward the Democrat. Most midterm voters have already made up their minds. And Dana Milbank is more...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Two New Surveys Take On The Last Frontier

HUFFPOLLSTER: Two New Surveys Take On The Last Frontier

Mark Blumenthal  10. 9.2014
Republicans get good polling news in Alaska and the other Senate battlegrounds. Pat Roberts sees some better numbers in Kansas. And even...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Don't Count On This Year's Elections Ending In November

HUFFPOLLSTER: Don't Count On This Year's Elections Ending In November

Mark Blumenthal  10. 8.2014
Five states offer reasons not to stay up late on November 4. Gubernatorial races in Connecticut and Massachusetts continue to look like...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Democratic Campaigns Are Reaching More Voters, Survey Finds

HUFFPOLLSTER: Democratic Campaigns Are Reaching More Voters, Survey Finds

Mark Blumenthal  10. 7.2014
Democratic campaigns are reaching more voters with ads and volunteers. Outlier results pop up in Kentucky and Iowa. And Stan Greenberg...
The Public and Ebola: What the Polls Say

The Public and Ebola: What the Polls Say

10. 6.2014
Polls indicate that Americans consider emerging infectious diseases to be a significant public health priority. Although the public's concerns...
Seriously Flawed Latino Polling in Georgia Leads to Wildly Incorrect Speculation

Seriously Flawed Latino Polling in Georgia Leads to Wildly Incorrect Speculation

10. 6.2014
In order to understand Latino political preferences in Georgia, or anywhere in 2014, election polling must be accurate, culturally competent...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing A Busy Weekend For Polls

HUFFPOLLSTER: Reviewing A Busy Weekend For Polls

Mark Blumenthal  10. 6.2014
It was a busy weekend for polls, with new data showing a still close race for control of the Senate with a slight edge for the Republicans....
HUFFPOLLSTER: Midterm Polls Finds GOP Edge, But It's 'Anybody's Game'

HUFFPOLLSTER: Midterm Polls Finds GOP Edge, But It's 'Anybody's Game'

Mark Blumenthal  10. 3.2014
As Election Day nears, new surveys find a closely-fought political environment but an edge for the GOP. Two campaign pollsters talk turnout....
How Much Can We Trust The Polls? A Look At The Industry's Transparency Problem

How Much Can We Trust The Polls? A Look At The Industry's Transparency Problem

Rachel Lienesch  10. 3.2014
The T-shirt said it all. "The weighting is the hardest part." The pun seen all around the 2014 conference of the American Association...
Will There Be a Backlash Against Torture?

Will There Be a Backlash Against Torture?

10. 2.2014
The Senate intelligence committee hopes to release soon a redacted summary of its 6,300-page report on the CIA's interrogational torture...