Mark Blumenthal | December 8, 2009
Topics: Outliers Feature
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs offers the quote of the day: "I tell you, if I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I'd visit my doctor."
Gallup's Frank Newport defends daily tracking: "I think the doctor might ask him what's going on in his life that would cause his EKG to be fluctuating so much."
Chris Beam asks how well the Rasmussen "Tea Party" poll question measures actual support for a Tea Party.
Pew Research notes that while only 23% can identify cap and trade legislation, 50% support the idea.
John Sides reviews a not-so simple poll question.
Michael Meyers creates tag clouds to show that neither Bush nor Obama promised "victory" via surge.
Chris Bowers ponders the connection between unemployment and presidential popularity.
Jay Cost looks for the sources of opposition to health care reform.
Resurgent Republic compiles results showing independents favoring military tribunals for 9/11 terrorists.
Five Texas newspapers team up to conduct election polling in 2010.
Northwestern University journalism student Justine Jablonska explains how to make sense of polls.
ISR has a facebook fan page.