May 22, 2006

I am back today from four days at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). Given the various "day job" tasks that have accumulated in my absence, I am grateful that Marc Rosenbaum of National...[More...]


April 25, 2006

Short notice, I know, by yours truly will be a guest on Washington Post Radio this afternoon at about 2:30, along with Post pollsters Richard Morin and Claudia Deane. Those in the DC area can tune in at 1500 AM...[More...]

Link Roundup

March 27, 2006

Here is a round-up of some quick links on an otherwise busy day: Prof. Franklin unpacks more analysis on why the Bush job rating seems to indicate week-to-week stability even in the midst of a long term decline. Franklin provides...[More...]

Katrina Blogburst

September 1, 2005

If you are a regular blog reader, you have no doubt been touched already by Instapundit's call for a "blog burst" in which every blog recommends a flood relief charity deserving of help. MP is honored to pitch in. My...[More...]

Off-Topic: Novak and Inside Politics

August 4, 2005

OK, totally off-topic for the Mystery Pollster, but in all the hullabaloo about Robert Novak storming off the set of Inside Politics earlier today, I’m surprised no one noticed that big brown volume sitting on the desk in front of...[More...]

AAPOR Conference: Correspondents Wanted

May 10, 2005

As I have mentioned a few times in recent weeks, I will be in Miami the latter half of this week to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). AAPOR meetings -- the closest...[More...]

The Hotline Asks Pollsters: What Validates a Poll?

April 22, 2005

This week, the hard working folks at The Hotline, the daily online political news summary published by the National Journal, did a remarkable survey of pollsters on the question of how they check their samples for accuracy. The asked virtually...[More...]

The West Wing

March 10, 2005

For those who do not watch NBC's The West Wing, here is an amusing bit of dialogue from last night's episode. In the West Wing's parallel political universe, we are in the midst of the presidential primaries. On the eve...[More...]