Posts Tagged ‘2012 Election’

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Presidential Poll Tracker, Part 6: Election Day Wrap Up

Now that the campaigns have officially come to a close, and the election results are in, we finally have our moment of truth here at SurveyMonkey for how closely our polling data estimated the...

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Presidential Poll Tracker, Part 5: Swing State Analysis

Every four years, the presidential election places a handful of states in the national spotlight. These "battleground" or "swing" states--so called because no political party or candidate has secured overwhelming support from voters--are often...

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Presidential Poll Tracker, Part 4: Election Day Eve

UPDATE--11/6, 3:30AM PST As an addition to the data provided below, results from our presidential poll tracker from Monday, 11/5 indicates that Virginia has gone blue in all three of our models. Also, our raw...

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Presidential Poll Tracker, Part 3: Understanding Shifts in Voting Trends

One of the benefits of having a large daily sample of U.S. voters at our fingertips is that we are able to track voting trends. Daily events, news cycles, and yes, even natural disasters, all...

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Presidential Poll Tracker, Part 2

Last week, we unveiled a special project we've been working on--our effort to estimate voting preferences in the upcoming election. We reported that of the 810,477 likely voters who completed the survey, 47.1% planned on voting...

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Presidential Poll Tracker, SurveyMonkey Style

Picture this. You’re curled up in bed watching the nightly news...“Obama is leading in the polls!” says a pundit decisively. When a commercial comes on, you change the channel. “Romney has a massive lead...

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