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Nick Gourevitch
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Nick Gourevitch is Senior Vice President and the Director of Research at Global Strategy Group. Nick is a Democratic Pollster serving clients including Priorities USA and the DCCC.

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Whither the Midterm Swing Voter? Not So Fast

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 2:14 PM

Campaigns, independent expenditures and Super PACs will spend millions of dollars this fall trying to persuade voters in congressional elections. However, a number of pundits, experts, and academics have been recently making the argument that swing voters don't matter in midterm elections -- that midterms are all about base mobilization...

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To Poll or Not to Poll: The Pollster's Dilemma

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 2:31 PM

A recent Pollster.com blog post in this space referenced the real-world challenges that pollsters face in collecting accurate data under unusual circumstances -- recalling how Pew Research Center faced significant hurdles collecting data in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Besides the fact that Pew's own call center was...

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Business Implications of Shifting Public Opinion on Gay Marriage

(5) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 3:43 PM

In the run up to this week's oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a number of high-profile politicians have reversed their position on gay marriage. President Bill Clinton called on the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA -- the law he signed...

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Is Romney's Lead With Independents a Mirage?

(45) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 1:59 PM

A popular argument by pro-Romney polling analysts right now goes like this:

  1. Mitt Romney is winning big with Independents.
  2. The polls are oversampling the percentage of voters who identify as Democrats versus the 2008 exit poll.
  3. Democratic turnout will be lower in 2012 because 2008 was a wave election.
  4. ...
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Age: A Different Sort of Polling Skew?

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 4:17 PM

A popular position among polling analysts these days is to avoid getting hung up on any single public poll's demographics or party identification distribution. Throughout the recent debate over skewed (and unskewed) polls, the standard has become to sidestep analyzing any individual result in favor of the aggregate. The New...

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