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2012 Polls

Mark Blumenthal

The Polls of 2012: Were They Really Right?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2012 elections were widely regarded as victory for pollsters and poll aggregators , and for good reason. Most of the polls at the en...

Mark Blumenthal

How The Obama Campaign's Polls Got It Right

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Who's The Best Pollster? Not So Fast

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day or two after an election, those who follow politics closely like to ask, "Who was the best pollster?" That's a great question, ...

Mark Blumenthal

After Obama, Models And Survey Science Won The Day

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

Adam Carlson

Democrats Favored to Retain Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Election Day arrives, Democrats are in a strong position to maintain their majority in the Senate. But for much of 2012, Democratic c...

Mark Blumenthal

Exit Polls: There's One Thing They Won't Tell You

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mark Blumenthal

The Polling Cake Is Baked: Obama Lead Holds In Battleground States, Inches Up Nationally

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Adam Carlson

Mourdock's Support Slips in Indiana

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Two new independent polls of the Indiana Senate race show Richard Mourdock (R) losing significant ground to his opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), ...

Mark Blumenthal

Four Days To Go: Obama's Swing-State Margins Hold

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mark Blumenthal

Could The Swing State Polls Be Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Has Trouble Closing Gender Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Adam Carlson

Nebraska Senate Race May Be Competitive

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Up until this week, state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) seemed headed to a decisive victory against former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) in the race for the open U.S. Se...

Presidential Race Tied, New Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is tied with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at 47 percent among likely voters, according to a poll released Monday...

Mark Blumenthal

Will Hurricane Sandy Disrupt Presidential Polling?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mark Blumenthal

A Look At 2012 Polls: Who's Really Ahead?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Emily Swanson

Polling vs. Frankenstorm: How The Weather May Cloud Election Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

With Hurricane Sandy potentially set to hit wide swaths of the East Coast, Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup poll, suggested Friday that th...

Mark Blumenthal

National Tracking Polls: A Romney Uptick?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Still Surging? Polls Say No

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Adam Carlson

Late Blunders May Hurt Candidates In Tossup Senate Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Carlson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Blunders by candidates in two pivotal Senate races over the past week could end up putting their campaigns in jeopardy, in turn affecting the overall ...