Mark Blumenthal | January 20, 2010
Topics: 2010 , Celinda Lake , Mark Mellman , Martha Coakley , Massachusetts , Neil Newhouse , Scott Brown
A round-up of Pollster-centric reactions to the Massachusetts results:
This Boston Herald lead speaks volumes: "High turnout in Bay State 'burbs and among independent voters who flocked to the polls eclipsed a healthy turnout in staunchly Democratic Boston, fueling Republican Scott Brown's victory yesterday."
Coakley pollster Celinda Lake gives an interview to Ryan Grim defending their campaign.
The Note produces a December Coakley campaign polling memo.
Mark Mellman argues (pre-results) that early January automated (IVR) polls were a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Rasmussen Reports conducts an election night survey.
PPP's Tom Jensen offers takeaways from Massachusetts.
Nate Silver allocates blame.
Washington Post pollster Jon Cohen reminds us of what we gets lost in the absence of exit polling and a proliferation of horse-race only polls.
Former AP polling director Mike Mokrzycki reviews what exit polls could have told us.
PS: Don't forget Charles Franklin's post below ("How Massachusetts Votes Shifted").
Late add: Research Rants adds some helpful perspective from a distance.