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The Housing Crash Has Already Resumed, Say Bears

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Investor Whitney Tilson has another take on the August house-price numbers, which sent housing bulls into spasms of glee a few days ago.

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

Arkansas Senate Charts up

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

With two new polls out on Blanche Lincoln's re-election chances, we're debuting our 2010 Arkansas senate charts today. Lincoln has fallen behind in al...

Illinois Primary Charts

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Primary season is heating up, beginning with Illinois next Tuesday. We have charts up for their Senate and Gubernatorial primaries: Senate: Democrati...

Usher & Omero: Hey Pollsters, Time to Make a Better Chart!

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Doug Usher is Senior Vice President and Research Director at Widmeyer Communications. Margie Omero is President and founder of Momentum Analysis LLC ...

About That HC Spending & Outcomes Chart

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Since I posted the National Geographic chart on global health spending and outcomes and included a link to commentary by Andrew Gelman that I characte...

On Being a Wikipedia, Not a Google

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Reader DG emails with a reaction to my column and accompanying post on Monday about Strategic Vision LLC: I am a huge fan of your work and deeply a...

Health Reform Opposition From The Left

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As you probably know, we run a chart on Pollster.com that aggregates the various questions asked on national surveys about general support or oppositi...

Your World in Charts: How Health Care Reform Will Work

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Here's a simple, easy to understand chart of how health care would work if health care reform is passed. It's certainly much more specific than the Republican plan.

Obama Poll Watch [August 2009] -- Obama's Base Support Erodes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news for Obama fans continues to be bad this month. There may be a faint glimmer of a spark of hope in the numbers -- but that's about all I can promise here, sorry about that.

McDonald: Obama's Job Approval is in the House Effect

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Saturday Night Live's sketch mocking Obama prompted CNN to run a story stating that the 'SNL' Obama sketch marks end of [Obama's] honeymoon. Actually, SNL is not leading public opinion here. Polling suggests that Obama's honeymoon ended in early August. Since then, Obama's job approval rating has remained essentially flat.

Obama Speech: A Trend Changer?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Was last week's health care address by President Obama a "game changer ? Just a "bounce?" Or did it leave Obama's ratings unchanged? As PPP's Tom Jens...

What's Up in NJ...And With Our Charts?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Two new polls on the New Jersey governor's race this week generated a lot of discussion. When I first saw them Tuesday morning, I thought they present...

Obama Poll Watch, July 2009: The Honeymoon's Over

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news this month for Obama fans is not particularly good, as Obama has definitely ended his "honeymoon" period (which virtually all first-term presidents go through).

'Can I Trust This Poll?' - Part II

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Can I trust this poll?" In Part I of this series I tried to present the growing clash between traditional polling methods and a new breed that breaks...

Obama Poll Watch (June 2009) -- Obama v. Clinton (Second Term)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's poll numbers have dropped this month -- a whopping one-and-a-half percentage points. Reports that the sky is falling may be overblown.

How To Tell If You're in the Next Sacha Baron Cohen Movie

Cracked.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The unwitting stars of Sacha Baron Cohen movies are always protesting "unfair editing," "leading questions" and "never getting laid again, ever." If y...

Obama Poll Watch [May 2009] -- Obama v. Clinton (First Term)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The stability of Obama's numbers (especially the approval rating) continued in May, which is remarkable compared to other presidents during the same time period in their terms.

Obama Job Approval - New "All Adults" Chart

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Another piece of housekeeping and one of Eric Dienstfrey's final contributions to Pollster.com. We have produced a new chart that includes only polls ...

Sometimes the Magic Works...

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Sometimes the magic works," said Chief Daniel George in the 1970 classic flim Little Big Man, "and sometimes it doesn't."   The same can be...

Approval Trends and Pollsters, Part 1

Charles Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Franklin

We get a lot of questions, comments and complaints about the effect particular pollsters have on our trend estimates. This is an important question, a...

Does IVR Explain the Difference?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I am pondering two somewhat related questions this afternoon, but both have to do with national surveys conducted using an automated ("robo") methodol...

More on the New Charts

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As implied by the post earlier today on our New York charts, we are slowly working through the process of adding to our site all sorts of new poll cha...

New Charts!

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

If you have already glanced at our front page today, you know that we have introduced three new charts using the same Flash software that displayed pr...

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist  |  Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I...