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Tracking Polls

Dramatic Change in Racial Makeup of Gallup Tracking Poll as Likely Voter Results Begin

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Although Gallup does not report the racial composition of its tracking poll sample in its weekly presidential approval results, we can estimate the racial makeup of the sample by extrapolating from the reported approval rating of the president among whites, nonwhites and all adults.

Momentum Shift Complete -- McCain Not Leading In Any Daily Tracking Poll

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Since most state polls are more than a week old, new polling should show Obama resuming his 50-75 electoral vote lead as the race heads into the crucial presidential debate phase.

Bye Bye McCain Bounce -- National Tracking Polls Show Race Shifting Back To Obama Over Past Four Days (UPDATED)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The anxiety and bed-wetting that many Democrats have been experiencing about the state of the presidential race over the past few weeks should be subsiding as the Palin effect is wearing off.

Remembering Gallup's Wacky 2000 Tracking Poll

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

I'm sure the Gallup folks would like us to forget it, but it's worth recalling just how well their likely voter screen performed in the weeks leading up to the 2000 election.

For Obama, The Latest News Is Not Good

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Obama has his work cut out for him. He must find a way to combat McCain's so far successful campaign of character assassination or risk losing the election.

McCain Spends $1M Campaigning Without Rival In Mich.

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

McCain has been managing to lose a race against no one in the critical general election state, despite spending more than $500,000 per week since the end of May on TV ads there.