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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 ...

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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...

Romney's Cowardice Responsible for Electoral Struggles

Brian Jencunas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Brian Jencunas

This pattern of capitulation to extremism may have been necessary for Romney to capture the Republican nomination, but it has left him immeasurably weakened in the general election.

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...

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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?

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 ...

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Will Hurricane Sandy Disrupt Presidential Polling? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Hurricane Sandy headed for the East Coast over the weekend, pollsters found little change in voter preferences in the race between Pr...

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A Look At 2012 Polls: Who's Really Ahead? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the campaign between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney entering its final 10 days, interest in...

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National Tracking Polls: A Romney Uptick? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national tracking polls released on Thursday had a rare moment of apparent convergence, with most showing Republican nominee Mitt Ro...

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Romney Still Surging? Polls Say No | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New polls released on Wednesday and Thursday continue to show President Barack Obama holding narrow leads in a handful of critical battl...

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Another Day In Polls, Still Neck-And-Neck | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Individual polls on the presidential race released on Tuesday varied as they always do, but they continue to boil down to a near deadloc...

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Third Debate Polls Likely To Follow Second Debate's Lead | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks remaining until Election Day, the polls that now show a remarkably close margin separating President Barack Obama an...

What We Have Lost (and What We Are Fighting for)

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

It's time to fight like hell for the party of the center-right, represented by Barack Obama, against the party of the far right. There is no alternative. It's a time for progressives to be disappointed and resolute.

Mark Blumenthal

Very Close National Polls, But An Obama Edge In Ohio | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest tracking surveys continue to show a remarkably close race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee ...

Romney Gaining, But Obama Still Leads

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Suddenly, Republican Mitt Romney has a viable path to victory in the tight battle fo...

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Tracking Polls: A Post-Debate Uptick For Obama? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No one would call it a "surge," but the national tracking polls are beginning to show signs of a slight uptick for President Barack Obam...

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Crazy Polls Show Close Race, Continuing Obama Edge In Battlegrounds | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As they often do, the new polls released on Thursday sent something of a mixed message on where the presidential race now stands. Two...

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Why Is Gallup So Different? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The already controversial Gallup Daily Poll raised even more eyebrows on Thursday with the release of daily tracking results showing Rep...

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Could Obama's Debate Performance Shift The Polls? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of Tuesday night's second presidential debate, observers are speculating over whether the stronger-perceived performanc...

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The Real Story Behind Obama's Poll Numbers | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the last two weeks, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney closed the gap on President Barack Obama in pre-election polls, but...

Barack Should Play Ball

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Claudia Zelevansky

Barack should play ball. I don't mean that as a means of deploying the metaphor. I mean he should think of the debate like he thinks about basketball.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama's Battleground Edge Persists | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new national poll showing President Barack Obama with a slight edge over Republican nominee Mitt Romney may give Democrats some cheer ...

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Romney Gains In Polls Nationwide, But Obama Holds A Key Edge | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than four weeks remaining in the race for president, a batch of new polls confirms that Republican nominee Mitt Romney has gai...