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Independent 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Mike Mokrzycki weighs in on whether automated polls did a better job in 2009.

Jennifer Agiesta reviews broad support for the death penalty in Virginia.

Lymari Morales explains why we should care what other people think.

Mark Mellman sees one surprise in the 2009 elections.

Bill McInturff and Nichole McClesky list 5 trends to watch in 2010.

Tom Jensen finds Republicans to be mostly conservative.

David Hill shares sensible advice about making sense of independents.

Morris Fiorina believes Republicans still have more serious problems than Democrats with the "uninterested, uninvolved electorate."

Chris Bowers thinks Democrats can appeal to both disillusioned and swing voters.

Nate Silver finds explanations of independent voting in 2009 unconvincing.

Greg Sargent notes an enthusiasm gap favoring Republicans in today's new Pew Research survey.

Jonathan Silver reviews yet more regional tabulations of the generic House vote.

Stuart Rothenberg crowns SurveyUSA "Pollster of the Cycle."

Jim Galloway reports on a live interviewer experience sure to please automated pollsters.

The Onion satirizes another Zogby innovation.

 

Comments
poughies:

I do enjoy two rather favorable IVR posts up there.

I'm kinda surprised at how favorable Mokrzycki's article was toward IVR polls based off the back and forth we had here late last week.

Jay Levy, himself, admits the growing cell-phone only population could be the death of IVR polls. I still think the future for controversial topics and quick response times is knowledge networks (or some form of it).

Of course, the problem is people are looking for faster and more accurate results. In other industries where 45 and 49% isn't great, a non-probability sample provided by Yougov probably does the trick. While their national polling has proved consistently accurate, the extra inaccuracy (while not large despite what ever Langer allows to be posted on his blog) leads me to be very hesitant towards accepting their state polling.

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poughies:

Sorry, three articles not two favorable to IVR.

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