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A Lesson in Caveat Emptor

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

What is the most important lesson to be learned from the emerging Daily Kos - Research 2000 polling scandal? Two prominent pollsters, Gallup Poll Edit...

On Removing Research 2000 Polls From Our Charts

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

When Markos ("Kos") Moulitsas published the analysis last week that convinced him that the polls produced by Research 2000 were "likely bunk" and anno...

Daily Kos & Research 2000: A Troubling Story

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The battle between Daily Kos and pollster Research 2000 went from ugly to surreal last week, as the website and its founder, Markos ("Kos") Moulitsas,...

The DailyKos Research 2000 Controversy: 'How Bad for Pollsters?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The allegations of fraud leveled by Daily Kos founder Markos (Kos) Moulitsas and the analysis of Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman and Jonathan Weissman ...

Rivers: Random Samples and Research 2000

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Douglas Rivers is president and CEO of YouGov/Polimetrix and a professor of political science and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Instit...

Daily Kos: We Were 'Defrauded' by Research 2000

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas today rocked the polling world by posting an analysis that he says shows "quite convincingly" that the national sur...

Transparency and Pollster Ratings

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for next week has been posted a little earlier than usual. It covers the controversy over Nate Silver's pollster ratings, and bloggy exchang...

More on the Arkansas Surprise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Before moving on to the more important issues raised by both Nate Silver's new pollster accuracy ratings and their apparent role in parting of ways be...

DailyKos Fires Research 2000

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Markos ("Kos") Moulitsas has opted to "part ways" with DailyKos polling partner Research 2000 and seek "a new polling partner to finish out this elect...

The Alabama Surprise

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

It's hard to blog about polling and not comment on last night's surprise outcome in the Democratic primary for Governor in Alabama, although I followe...

DFA Survey: Priming the Vote in Arkansas?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

This morning, we posted results from a new survey of Arkansas conducted by the firm Research 2000 on behalf of Democracy for America. The survey was c...

Is Rasmussen 'Flooding the Zone?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

A regular reader wrote recently to ask if we could compare the polls we have entered at this point in the current electorate cycle (2009 to 2010) to t...

Acquiescence Bias: More on the Daily Kos Poll of Republicans

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I want to add a few thoughts to Emily's post earlier today on the DailyKos/Research 2000 poll of Republicans and how they might check for a skew in th...

Sometimes the Magic Works...

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

"Sometimes the magic works," said Chief Daniel George in the 1970 classic flim Little Big Man, "and sometimes it doesn't."   The same can be...