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Behind the Numbers Archive: Tracking

Polling wars: Kos takes on Research 2000

Writing on his eponymous blog, Markos Moulitsas has leveled a devastating fraud charge against the firm that has conducted its polls over the past two years. In the detailed accusation, Kos presents statistical analyses he says suggest the Daily Kos tracking polls conducted by Research 2000 were "likely bunk." Del...

By Jon Cohen  |  June 29, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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WaPo-ABC Track, It's a Wrap

The Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll concluded last night after 19 nights of interviewing with Barack Obama ahead of John McCain 53 to 44 percent among likely voters. That is identical to the margin in the track's first release nearly more than two weeks ago. Over that time, neither candidate's...

By Jon Cohen  |  November 4, 2008; 1:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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WaPo-ABC Tracking: The Final Countdown

It's hard to believe, but the 2008 presidential campaign will really be history by the end of tomorrow. As the candidates make their final pitches in late-night swing-state rallies, Barack Obama continues to hold a wide national lead over John McCain. The new Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll shows Obama...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 3, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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WaPo-ABC Tracking: Advantage Obama

Sen. Barack Obama holds a sizable advantage over John McCain just two days before the longest and most expensive presidential campaign in history comes to a close. After nearly two years of ads, rallies, debates and barnstorming, Obama is up 54 to 43 percent among likely voters, in the new...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 2, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
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WaPo-ABC Tracking: Parsing the Ideological Divide

Voters perceptions of where Barack Obama and John McCain stand ideologically appear nearly set in stone, despite a massive barrage of late advertising aimed at shaking those views. The percentages calling the two "about right" in their ideological positioning is largely unchanged over the course of the campaign. More than...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  November 1, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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WaPo-ABC Track: I'm Rubber, You're Glue

Half of all voters think John McCain has gone too far in criticizing Barack Obama, while most think Obama has been measured in his return volleys. To play catch-up, McCain, who has not lead in a national poll in six weeks (more than 155 polls according to pollster.com), has increased...

By Jon Cohen  |  October 31, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Older Entries in This Category »

WaPo-ABC Tracking: Race, Ethnicity and Turnout, Jennifer Agiesta , October 31, 2008
WaPo-ABC Tracking: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Jennifer Agiesta , October 30, 2008
WaPo-ABC Tracking: Facing Off on Leadership, Jennifer Agiesta , October 30, 2008
WaPo-ABC Tracking: Safe vs Risky, Jennifer Agiesta , October 29, 2008
Post-ABC Tracking: Better Know A Candidate, Jennifer Agiesta , October 29, 2008
New Track: The Economy, Taxes At Center Stage, Jennifer Agiesta , October 28, 2008
WaPo-ABC Track: Early Birds for Obama, Jon Cohen , October 28, 2008
Post-ABC Tracking: In the Final Week, Jennifer Agiesta , October 27, 2008
WaPo-ABC Tracking: Battling On the Economy, Jennifer Agiesta , October 26, 2008
Post-ABC Track Steady At 9; Voter Interest At New High, Jennifer Agiesta , October 25, 2008
Touching Base, Jennifer Agiesta , October 24, 2008
Obama Ties-up McCain in "Red States", Jon Cohen , October 23, 2008
Ideological Fire Misses the Mark, Jennifer Agiesta , October 23, 2008
 
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