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State of the Union Update

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

No, we are not doing any live-blogging tonight, though I might post a thought or two via Twitter. Also, I will update this post later tonight with lin...

Sam Stein

Clinton Pollster: Cheney Shows GOP Won't Have Repeat Of '94 Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Midterm elections are notoriously tricky business for the political parties of the sitting president. The drubbings experienced by Democrats in 1994 a...

Sam Stein

GOP Defined As "Utterly Uncaring" In "Time Of Crisis": Dem Pollster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Longtime Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg is not normally in the business of advising Republicans. So when he willingly offers a diagnosis of the GO...

More People Blame Geithner for AIG Bonuses Than Bush

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

I'd say there's about a zero percent chance that Stan Greenberg released this without the blessing of his good friend David Axelrod.

Party Weighting? - Democracy Corps and Resurgent Republic Respond

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Here is another follow-up on Monday's back-and-forth between Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg on behalf of the organization known as Democracy Corps...

Re: Pollster Smackdown

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A quick follow-up on yesterday's back-and-forth between Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg on behalf of the organization known as Democracy Corps and ...

Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner's Hands

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tim Geithner's actions throughout his career, including his time as Treasury Secretary, are proof that the toxic thinking that got us into this mess is part of his DNA.

Ad Research: From Obama Political Ads to Cheese-Flavored Snacks

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Why have not political advertising execs focused on this new neuromarketing tool for measurement and for creative planning?

Fellow Dem Pollster Slams Mark Penn: Surveys "Biased," "Rigged"

Pollster.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of the many stories in Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg's new book, Dispatches from the War Room, the most newsworthy may be his slashing condemnati...

Sam Stein

A Message To Obama: Study Mandela

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of America's most prominent and well-respected pollsters has a piece of advice for Barack Obama: study Nelson Mandela. Stan Greenberg, who helped...

Gould: Greenberg versus Penn, Continued

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

[This Guest Pollster contribution comes from Philip Gould, who served as a polling and strategy adviser to the British Labour Party for general electi...

Smith Reports on the Greenberg-Penn Feud

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Over at Politico, Ben Smith picks up the story of the Greenberg-Penn feud: Greenberg’s new book ups the stakes. He argues that Penn played dirty ...

A Tuppence Worth

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A reader, a European politico who "witnessed the working of the Labour war rooms in both 2001 and 2005," emails to share his "tuppence worth" on the G...

Dispatches: Penn's Rejoinder to Greenberg

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Mark Penn has emailed a second response to Greenberg, which I have reproduced in full below. One aspect of this back-and-forth is still not quite reso...

Dispatches: Greenberg's Rejoinder to Penn

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

To avoid this discussion descending into an ugly mud-wrestling match between two squabbling pollsters, I will only take up issues where the "facts" are indisputable and where we learn something about Tony Blair and political leadership and about differing approaches to polling and strategy.

Dispatches: Greenberg vs. Penn

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Of the many stories in Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg's new book, Dispatches from the War Room, the most newsworthy may be his slashing condemnati...

Dispatches: Greenberg's Reponse to Schaffner and Moore

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Brian Schaffner focuses on the role of pollsters in identifying groups and thus empowering them -- making their opinions relevant to political leaders. I am very conscious of the role and as you correctly point out, I put the spotlight on Macomb County's "Reagan Democrats" and after this election, moved the spotlight next door to upscale suburban Oakland County.

Dispatches: Greenberg's Response to Franklin (Part 2)

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Charles Franklin rightly begins his comments by putting up my quote on page 58 that "the endgame in presidential campaigns brings out all sorts of irrationalities, starting with the media polls. Many are criminally bad." One of the problems in writing a book and a memoir is living with your words and thoughts, particularly when as unnuanced as those.

Dispatches: Greenberg's Response to Charles Franklin (Part 1)

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

I want to come back in my next post to the first half of Charles Franklin's piece where he raises legitimate issues about my characterization of media polls. But before that I want to develop a point he makes -- about order of questions -- because I actually have some new information on the subject and it is hard to find anyone interested in such issues...

Dispatches: Greenberg's Response to Kristen Soltis

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Kristen starts with a key piece of the role of pollster -- keeping elites and elected officials "in-touch" with people; a reality check. Lost in all the talk about politicians with their fingers to the wind is how hard it is for the voter to get heard amidst the lobbyists, experts, bureaucrats, donors and more. If there is a problem to solve, that's not a bad one to address.

Dispatches: Greenberg's Response to Lombardo

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

I think Steve Lombardo makes an important point. Some elections and some periods invite big choices and political projects, while many do not.

Dispatches: "Politics of Purpose" vs. "Tactics?"

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

I find the whole debate between the "politics of purpose" versus "tactics" to be a pretty silly one.

Dispatches: Warning Signs for Obama?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

First, a quick status report: At least two and possibly three of my colleagues here at Pollster are working up posts on the Greenberg book today, but as they do have day jobs it looks like most will not post until sometime this evening (East Coast time).   

Dispatches: Greenberg's Response to Blumenthal

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

I very much appreciate Pollster.com hosting this discussion of the book and Mark's introductory note that raises central issues. Let me underline one point that is at the heart...

Greenberg's Dispatches from the War Room

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

About a week ago, Armando Lorens took me to task, in part, for looking at how the ongoing economic stimulus debate might affect Barack Obama's job app...