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Politico's Elizabeth Wilner tracks the drop in Republican identification as measured by the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.

The Des Moines Register reports on a focus group of Republican caucus-goers (via Martin)
First Read reports that Pollster Bill McInturff is leaving the McCain campaign.

Gallup Guru Frank Newport tells us ten things we may not know about recent poll results and "unspins" Hillary Clinton's recent Sunday talk show appearances.

The Corner's Kathryn Jean Lopez cautions about reading too much into early general election polls with the memory of some very wrong predictions from 1980.

Open Left's brklyngrl digs deep into the combined crosstabs released by the Cook Political Report/RT Strategies polls.

Boris Grushin, a pioneer of surveys in, yes, the Soviet Union died Tuesday in Moscow at age of 78 (New York Times via AAPOR's member's only listserv).

And finally, the "read it all" item for this list: ABC's Gary Langer answers criticism of the recent ABC/BBC/NHK survey of Iraqi citizens and provides a detailed description of the unique poll vetting operation at ABC News:

Years ago, with the support of management, we set up a polling standards and vetting operation. First we developed fair-minded but rigorous standards for what survey research we will and will not report. And then a procedure by which any survey being considered for air at ABC News goes through my unit first - or is supposed to - for a review in which we check it out, and either clear it for air or kick it out the back door.

 

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