Update: Withdrawal Timetable Polls

June 28, 2006

A quick update to yesterday's post: With the help of Prof. Charles Franklin, I bring you a chart showing the trend in five questions that have tracked attitudes on whether and when to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. As explained...[More...]


Polling on a Timetable for Withdrawal

June 27, 2006

The national polls released over the last few weeks have included a flurry of new or updated questions on proposals to set a "timetable" for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Back in December 2005, I noted that while...[More...]


The Battle of the Bulge Poll

June 23, 2006

Last Sunday, Bush press secretary Tony Snow speculated about what polls might have shown during World War II: "If somebody had taken a poll in the Battle of the Bulge, I dare say people would have said, 'Wow, my goodness,...[More...]


Monday Morning Link Roundup

April 17, 2006

It's Monday morning, and I'm still reeling from a week of trying to balance blogging, Passover travel and the ever present day job. But here is a quick roundup of things worth reading this morning from the world of political...[More...]


Kane on the Zogby Iraq Troop Poll

March 10, 2006

RealClearPolitics has posted a highly critical op-ed piece by Tim Kane of the Heritage Foundation on the recent Zogby poll of US troops in Iraq. While MP's posts on this survey (here, here and here) focused mostly on sampling issues,...[More...]


Zogby Troop Poll: The Random Probability Sample

March 3, 2006

On the Zogby poll of U.S. troops in Iraq, I need to make one point that was implicit in my comments on Wednesday a bit more explicit. While much is shrouded in secrecy, one aspect of the methodology is clear...[More...]


Iraq Reading List - Update

December 23, 2005

Not surprisingly, having previously cited a series of academic papers and articles on the relationship between casualties and public support for the Iraq war, I heard from other readers recommending more papers coving similar ground. I've been so swamped lately...[More...]


Polling the "Strategy for Victory"

December 5, 2005

A story on the front of Sunday's New York Times shines new light on the work on support for the Iraq War by Chris Gelpi, Peter Feaver, and Jason Reifler that MP wrote about last summer. With the work of...[More...]