05/11/2012 05:32 pm ET Updated May 11, 2012

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The American Political Science Association responds to the effort by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to defund political science;Seth Masket, John Sides, Martin Edwards, Andrew Gelman and Jerzy Wieczorek add more.

Businessweek explains the value of the American Community Survey (ACS) to business; Howard Fienberg shares a video about how target stores use ACS data.

Andrew Kohut reviews changing public opinion on gay marriage.

Frank Newport considers the political impact of Obama's same-sex marriage announcement.

Ed Kilgore notes the disappearance of the intensity gap on same-sex marriage.

John Sides revisits whether Obama is more popular than he should be.

Jonathan Bernstein notes Obama Gallup job approval now higher than George W. Bush at same point in their terms.

Josh Kraushaar sees trouble ahead for Obama.

Sean Trende finds Romney's path may not be narrow.

Andrew Gelman distinguishes between the electoral and informational value of state polls.

Shankar Vedantam reaches out to work by Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler to explain why people choose political loyalties over facts.

Melissa DeCesare breaks down the "Moms and Media" numbers from Edison Research.

SurveyUSA asks provocative questions about Google Surveys, adds more here, here, here

Survey Practice surveys the topic of item non-response.

Jacquelyn Ottman offers suggestions for green consumer polling.

Survey Practice surveys the topic of item non-response.

Online Media Daily reports on a case of porn used to draw Facebook users into taking marketing surveys (via @hfeinberg)