August 22, 2006

And finally . . . As readers may have guessed from the lack of posts the last few days, I am trying to take a much needed vacation break this week. I interrupted it today to do finish up a...[More...]

MP is Hiring

August 2, 2006

I am hiring to fill an immediate opening for a full-time, entry-level analyst/researcher/assistant to work with me in Washington exclusively on MP. Applicants need to have good writing and proofreading skills, strong attention to detail and, ideally, a junkie's obsession...[More...]

A Million Visits

July 17, 2006

Without any fanfare about a week ago, this site quietly surpassed the mark of one million unique visits since October 2004. While the most popular sites typically get that level of traffic in a week or less, the one million...[More...]


May 17, 2006

As noted in an earlier post, I am in Montreal, Canada tonight on the eve of the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR). In that context I want to pass along some personal news: In...[More...]

Trackback SPAM

May 4, 2006

Unfortunately, a "housekeeping" item chewed up my blogging time today. I discovered this morning that MysteryPollster has been receiving several hundred pieces of "trackback" spam every day for since mid-March. Now, I have quite a mess to clean up. A...[More...]

Peace on Earth

December 25, 2005

I will be taking some time off this week to rest, recharge and spend some time with my family. I'll be back in the New Year. So from my family to yours, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukka, Kwansa, the...[More...]


December 23, 2005

Finally (for today) I have a surprise and something of a holiday gift from the editors of Public Opinion Quarterly. As a personal venture, this blog has paid some truly gratifying and utterly unexpected dividends. Topping the list during 2005...[More...]

Typepad Outage

December 16, 2005

A quick update for those wondering why all of my posts from this week seemed to disappear overnight: Typepad, the service that hosts this humble blog, experienced a major service outage overnight that prevented me from posting and readers from...[More...]

Happy New Year

October 3, 2005

MP apologizes for the slack posting over the last week or so, especially since the arrival of the year 5766* promises to put us out of commission, blogwise, for at least another 24 hours. In the meantime, true polling junkies...[More...]

A Little Less Mystery

September 19, 2005

For New York City readers who just can't get enough Mystery Pollster . . . This Wednesday evening, September 21, MP will participate in a discussion of "Blogging and Polling" sponsored by the New York chapter of the American Association...[More...]