New York Magazine was trying to be sympathetic to the popular polling figures on its own side of the political, but let out a secret in the process: Public Policy Polling cooked the books all along.[More]
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Why yes, I am ignoring the polling of Iowa. It’s conceivable that the polling is accurate and we’re going to see record turnout at the caucuses on the Republican side, records above and beyond the record turnout seen in 2008. But my assumption is that polling caucuses is hard, especially for polling systems designed to predict elections, not caucuses.
Instead I’m checking in with the first national polling in a week, as CBS brings Herman Cain his best news in a while.[More]
The New York Times’ Nate Silver is now going after Rasmussen Reports again. After the primaries he said Rasmussen was in his crosshairs for ducking out on a number of races by not polling primaries.
According to Silver’s own chart though, Rasmussen polled twice as often as the second place firm, and is still Silver’s primary target. Funny that.[More]
This is it. Today’s is my final survey of the Generic Ballots. This is the last time this year I’ll ask Swingometer about the 2010 House elections.
Last week Republicans took their second straight week of a 57 seat projected gain. Will they hit 60? Will they fall below the 1994 benchmark instead?[More]
By Neil Stevens on September 22, 2010
Nate Silver at the New York Times suggested yesterday that generic ballot polling might underestimate how well the Democrats will do in November.
Henry Olson at NRO countered by describing how it might shade the other way.
I think it’s the best tool we’ve got, and partisan bias is somewhere in the middle. Here’s why.[More]