The Latest from CBS/NYT

May 10, 2006

Another day, another very high profile poll release. Today, it's the latest from the CBS/New York Times (see NYTimes article, results; CBS article, results, Medicare results). A few quick thoughts at the end of another busy day: The true poll...[More...]

Rasmussen Adopts Dynamic Party Weighting

May 1, 2006

As promised here on MP, pollster Scott Rasmussen yesterday announced a new party weighting procedure for his automated tracking survey: Beginning today (Sunday), Rasmussen Reports Job Approval updates are based upon data using a slight modification to our targeting and...[More...]

Rasmussen and Party ID - Part II

April 19, 2006

One of the challenges in evaluating the data available from Rasmussen Reports is that Scott Rasmussen's methodology involves two significant departures from most conventional surveys. He uses an automated recorded voice technology (rather than live interviewers) to select and interview...[More...]

Rasmussen and Party ID - Part I

April 13, 2006

And speaking of putting the results of the new "automated" surveys under a microscope, we have some new data this week on party identification from automated pollster Scott Rasmussen. These data provide us with another opportunity to compare Rasmussen's results...[More...]

"The Tide Has Turned on Party ID"

April 4, 2006

Last week, Gallup posted an analysis of the long term trend in party identification. Unfortunately, by the time I got a chance to read Jeff Jones article, it had already gone behind Gallup's subscription-only wall. However, today's Frank Newport video...[More...]

New Polls, Old Arguments

March 14, 2006

New polls are out this morning from both CBS (story, results) and CNN/USAToday/Gallup (CNN story & results, USAToday story) that show continuing low marks for President Bush and eroding views of the Iraq War. These two new releases provide a...[More...]

The latest from CNN/USAToday/Gallup

March 3, 2006

The latest CNN/USAToday/Gallup poll is out this morning, and it generally confirms the results of the surveys released earlier in the week from CBS News, Cook-RT Strategies and the Rasumussen automated poll. Gallup has two releases up (free and available...[More...]

Belated Update: Gallup on Weighting by Party

February 16, 2006

After yesterday's post on Gallup's decision to start reporting two different types of rolling averages regarding the president's job approval rating, the folks at Gallup emailed to point out two things I had overlooked. First, they have been reporting the...[More...]

Party ID Updates

January 26, 2006

Here is another quick update on some interesting releases over the last week or so on the subject of party identification from Harris and Gallup. Two new reports - based on a full year's worth of data - show a...[More...]

ABC/Washington Post on Judicial Nominees

April 27, 2005

The conservative wing of the blogosphere took great exception yesterday to the latest survey from the Washington Post and ABC News that gave front page play to the assertion that "a strong majority of Americans oppose changing the rules to...[More...]