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Is Trump Really Smart? The Next Great Progressive President?

Jon Wisman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Jon Wisman

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is depicted by his detractors as a buffoon, a bully, a liar, a bigot stoking fear and hatred, and if ever elected, a danger to the most fundamental values that underpin the nation.

Hillary Is Winning: The Media and Sanders' Campaign Are Freaking Out

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

For the first six months of the Democratic primary, the media -- including the New York Times and Washington Post -- relished writing everything they could to hurt the Clinton campaign. But now everything has changed.

Third Poll Shows Sanders Leading Clinton In New Hampshire, Competitive In Iowa

The Huffington Post | Janie Velencia | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has jumped ahead of democratic rival Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire and gained in Iowa, according to an NBC/Marist poll ...

What Obama Should Do About the Hillary Clinton-Joe Biden Pickle

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

President Obama is in the unenviable position of winding down his administration at the same that that two enormously important players during his presidency could potentially be running against one another. What down side would there be to stay above the fray of presidential politics and watch the Democratic primary as a neutral observer?

Why You Shouldn't Read Too Much Into Primary Polls

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

In politics, polls are everything. Media outlets use polls and surveys to guide their coverage decisions. Party officials use polls to decide which ca...

President Rudy Giuliani Wants To Remind You That Poll Numbers Don't Matter At This Point In The Campaign

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Reality TV star Donald Trump can't stop boasting about how he's currently leading in the polls among GOP presidential candidates -- and ...

Natalie Jackson

To Poll Or Not To Poll On Elizabeth Warren And Donald Trump | Natalie Jackson | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

There’s something odd about the early polls on the 2016 presidential primaries. No, it’s not just that the first primary is still over eight m...

Clinton Tops Presidential Favorites Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Just in time for President's Day, a new poll shows Bill Clinton topping New Jersey residents' list of favorite presidents. In a Monmouth Universit...

Mark Blumenthal

How The Obama Campaign's Polls Got It Right | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Summing up the lessons learned from a massive investment in data and technology, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has a blunt message ...

Mark Blumenthal

How Sandy Almost Knocked Out The Exit Polls | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy may have shaken up the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign, but few realize how close the storm came to crippli...

Mark Blumenthal

After Obama, Models And Survey Science Won The Day | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the election's biggest winner was President Barack Obama, the other victory on Tuesday night went to the careful application of re...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Exit Polls 2012 (LIVE UPDATES) | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

As voting comes to a close throughout the country, exit polling results will quickly follow. Exit polls are conducted for the National Election Po...

Mark Blumenthal

Final Polls: Obama Leads | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As millions of voters head to their polling places across the U.S., the final round of pre-election polls finds a close race nationwide,...

Mark Blumenthal

Exit Polls: There's One Thing They Won't Tell You | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you care about politics and spend a fair amount of time online, odds are good that sometime between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern time...

Why Aren't You Voting?

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy

Registered voters, likely voters, undecided voters... they're all anyone is talking about leading into tomorrow's election. But what about that other ...

Mark Blumenthal

The Polling Cake Is Baked: Obama Lead Holds In Battleground States, Inches Up Nationally | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just one day remaining in the 2012 race for president, the polling picture is now virtually complete. President Barack Obama contin...

Mark Blumenthal

Presidential Polls 2012: Obama's Battleground Advantage Holds | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The veritable fire hose of data turned on in the final days of the 2012 campaign leaves little doubt that while the national popular vot...

Mark Blumenthal

Four Days To Go: Obama's Swing-State Margins Hold | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the presidential campaign enters its final weekend, the polling snapshot remains essentially unchanged. President Barack Obama and Re...

Mark Blumenthal

An Old Poll Rule That Won't Save Romney | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continues to hold narrow leads in a handful of battleground states that will likely decide the election, but some...

Is Romney's Lead With Independents a Mirage?

Nick Gourevitch | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Nick Gourevitch

2012-11-01-pollster.jpgHow can two polls show the same top-line result (50 percent - 50 percent) with such different party identification advantages?

Election Monitor: 5 Days to Go and Trend Model Says Romney Wins Popular Vote

Steve Lombardo | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

With five days to go before the election, it is now pretty clear that Mitt Romney will likely win the national popular vote for president. The only remaining question is whether the president's Midwest firewall will hold.

Mark Blumenthal

Could The Swing State Polls Be Wrong? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The countdown to Election Day continues, and the pace of polling in the battleground states has increased. But the main findings remain ...

Mark Blumenthal

New Polls Show Obama's Ohio Edge Holding | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a week remaining before results are counted, the presidential race remains remarkably close, with President Barack Obama ...

Amid Statistical Dead Heat, Voters Predict Obama Success

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

* Obama has advantage among early voters * Polling mostly done before hurricane By Andy Sullivan WASHINGT...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Has Trouble Closing Gender Gap | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has not closed the gender gap in the final days before the election, despite recent reports that President Barack Obama no l...