01/22/2010 04:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

POQ: Understanding the 2008 Election

The events of the week delayed my pointing to a terrific resource made available to pollsters and polling junkies over the weekend by Public Opinion Quarterly, the academic journal published by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Their special issue on the 2008 Presidential Election is now posted online and access is totally free.

It leads with the article previously teased on by co-author Mike Mokrzycki on exit poll measurements of cell-phone only voters and implications for future polling. It also includes many more articles of interest to Pollster readers, including a review of poll performance in 2008 by Mike Traugott and Chris Wlezien, a look at how predication markets compare to polls in forecasting outcomes by David Rothschild and much, much more.

Again, POQ has made access open and free to all. Definitely worth a click.