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December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

 

Happy 2010!

Topics: Pollster.com

I just want to wish our readers a happy New Year on behalf of everyone at Pollster.com. We appreciate your continuing support and look forward to serving you again in 2010. See you Monday!


New Year's Eve Links & 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Barack Obama tops the list of USA Today/Gallup's most admired men, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin tied for most admired women.

The AP/GfK poll looks back at 2009, forward to 2010 (full results).

Frank Newport reviews Gallup's top 10 intriguing poll findings of the year; Lymari Morales aggregates links to many more.

A Financial Times/Harris online poll reviews expectations for the new decade.

Zogby Interactive finds terror defines the decade.

Rasmussen finds hardening attitudes on health reform and perceptions that it will raise costs.


Updates and 'Outliers' for 12/30

Topics: Outliers Feature

Andrew Sullivan uses Pollster charts to call out Rasmussen's discrepancy, JunkCharts takes notice.

Rasmussen finds Ben Nelson trailing in a hypothetical 2012 matchup; Nate Silver opens up a big can of sarcasm.

Chris Bowers updates his 2010 Senate outlook ratings.

Desmoinesdem reports that a GOP Republican candidate Brandstadt is robocalling Democrats.

National Geographic posts a graphic on global health care spending and outcomes; Sullivan raves, Gelman approves:

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Housekeeping Update

Topics: Housekeeping

Emily and I are both taking some time off this week, so I will be posting links to whatever polls are released in a daily 'outliers' entry that will appear in the middle column on the front page. We'll be back to our usual schedule on 1/4.

We hope you are enjoying whatever holiday's you are celebrating, thank you for your continuing support and look forward to updating you on all the polls in 2010!


Updates and 'Outliers' for 12/29

Topics: Outliers Feature

Poll updates:

Rasmussen: 63% expect health reform to pass; support (chart) unchanged.

Gallup/ USA Today: 39% worry about terrorism in U.S.

Marist Poll: 48% are likely to make a New Year's resolution.

Quinnipiac: 63% of football fans want to junk the BCS in favor of playoffs.

DailyKos/Research 2000: 55% rate President Obama favorably (chart).

...and in other news:

Gallup asks about winners and losers in 2009; Steve Singiser links, feels dirty about it.

PPP releases results on a Webb-Allen matchup collected in August.

Gov. Dave Freudenthal polls on whether to seek reelection (via Memoli).

Eric Keelfeld quarrels with Jim Inhofe's reading of the ABC/Washington Post poll on global warming.

Timothy Geithner isn't afraid of doing "deeply unpopular" things.

Note: This week, we are posting poll updates and links in this abbreviated daily form. We'll be back to our usual schedule on 1/4.


 

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