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HUFFPOLLSTER: Pollsters Debate If Modern Surveys Can Be Trusted

HUFFPOLLSTER: Pollsters Debate If Modern Surveys Can Be Trusted

Mark Blumenthal  09.25.2015
Survey response rates have hit all-time lows, yet telephone pollsters argue their samples can still be representative and accurate. Online...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Some Republicans Less Likely to Support Donald Trump Out Loud

HUFFPOLLSTER: Some Republicans Less Likely to Support Donald Trump Out Loud

Mark Blumenthal  09.18.2015
'MODE EFFECT' APPARENT IN TRUMP POLLING - The involvement of an interviewer appears to dampen support for Donald Trump slightly in surveys...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Legendary Pollster Andrew Kohut

HUFFPOLLSTER: Remembering Legendary Pollster Andrew Kohut

Mark Blumenthal  09.11.2015
REMEMBERING ANDREW KOHUT - Andrew Kohut, the pollster who founded and led the Pew Research Center, died on Wednesday of complications...
Wages of Win: The Public and the Minimum Wage Debate

Wages of Win: The Public and the Minimum Wage Debate

Kathleen Weldon  09. 9.2015
Hillary Clinton has suggested $12. Bernie Sanders favors $15. Donald Trump says he thinks a low one is good for the country. Jeb Bush doesn't...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Ratings Fall, Biden Gets A Bump

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Ratings Fall, Biden Gets A Bump

Mark Blumenthal  09. 4.2015
ECONOMIST/YOUGOV FINDS 'BIDEN BUMP' - Kathy Frankovic: "The possibility that Vice President Joe Biden might enter the 2016 Democratic...
Despite More Shootings, Americans Are Less Supportive of Tougher Gun Control

Despite More Shootings, Americans Are Less Supportive of Tougher Gun Control

Kathleen Weldon  08.31.2015
Public opinion data over more than 50 years reveals a country ever less willing to restrict gun ownership, even as mass shootings and other...
Republicans Support Outsider Presidential Candidates Over The Establishment, Polls Show

Republicans Support Outsider Presidential Candidates Over The Establishment, Polls Show

Ariel Edwards-Levy  08.31.2015
Non-politicians are having a moment in the Republican primary. It's not just Donald Trump. Since July, two other candidates have seen their...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For The GOP Frontrunner Might Just Be Overstated

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For The GOP Frontrunner Might Just Be Overstated

Mark Blumenthal  08.28.2015
EVIDENCE THAT TRUMP'S SUPPORT OVERSTATED, BUT NOT BY MUCH - Nate Cohn: "Ever since Donald Trump has risen to the top of the polls, Republican...
Rebuilding After Hurricanes: The Public's View

Rebuilding After Hurricanes: The Public's View

Kathleen Weldon  08.25.2015
The first time the public was asked about their willingness to pay to rebuild after a disaster was following the flooding caused by Hurricane...
HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Are Pollsters Really Getting Paid?

HUFFPOLLSTER: How Much Are Pollsters Really Getting Paid?

Mark Blumenthal  08.21.2015
Most pollsters wish they were paid as well as Donald Trump thinks they are, but FEC filings show that so far few if any are. In an interview...
Why Trump's 25 Percent Is Not Enough

Why Trump's 25 Percent Is Not Enough

Mark Blumenthal  08.18.2015
Two new national polls show Donald Trump continuing to lead in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. But a combination of basic...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bernie Sanders Really Leading In New Hampshire?

HUFFPOLLSTER: Is Bernie Sanders Really Leading In New Hampshire?

Mark Blumenthal  08.14.2015
ABOUT THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - A new Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University poll released earlier this week found Sen. Bernie Sanders...
The Public and the 22nd Amendment: Third Terms and Lame Ducks

The Public and the 22nd Amendment: Third Terms and Lame Ducks

Kathleen Weldon  08.11.2015
Obama is prevented from re-election by the 22nd Amendment, which has limited presidents to two terms since 1951. The public is strongly...
HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans See Progress, Room For Improvement On Voting Rights

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans See Progress, Room For Improvement On Voting Rights

Janie Velencia  08. 7.2015
The Voting Rights Act Turned 50 years old this week but polling shows minority voter participation has a way to go. Views on race relations...