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Today's HuffPollster: The NY Times launches "The Upshot," it's new data journalism project and forecasts a tossup for control of the U.S. Senate. The Times' Polling Standards remain intact, but for how long? And Republican pollster gets even with a client who didn't pay her bills
The New York Times debuts 'The Upshot,' its data journalism project, and forecasts a tossup for control of the U.S. Senate. A political scientist explains what produced the Democrats' advantage among younger voters and why it might not last. And a GO...
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HuffPollster for Good Friday (which turns out to be a really slow day for polling news): Obama's approval has ticked up since January; could it rise enough to help Democrats in 2014? (Short answer: probably not):
President Obama's approval rating has ticked up but still weighs down Democrats. The RNC's quest for a data advantage remains a work in progress. And anti-Obamacare ads are still flooding the airwaves. This is HuffPollster for Friday, April 18, 2014....
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Today's HuffPollster: A closer look at Gallup’s new data on who’s getting insurance via the ACA, plus new polls show a closer race for Florida governor. 
Gallup shares more of their trove of polling data on who's getting insurance via the ACA. Scott appears to be gaining on Crist in Florida. And Americans don't make much of Kathleen Sebelius' departure from HHS. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, Apr...
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Today's HuffPollster: A new Pew Research poll finds no significant change in ACA opinion, and two new Arkansas polls give the edge to Democrat Mark Pryor, stirring up chatter among the polling commentariat
Contrary to surveys released last week, a new Pew Research poll shows no significant change in the popularity of the ACA. Two new polls in Arkansas give the edge to Democrat Mark Pryor. And Fivethirtyeight fields a poll. This is HuffPollster for Thur...
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Today's HuffPollster: Quinnipiac’s test finds voters more bothered by unfaithfulness than graft, and other polling news, and we asked PPP and MoveOn.org why they asked general election vote questions without attaching party labels.
Unfaithfulness bothers voters more than graft. Those who oppose Obamacare because it's "not liberal enough" are not as liberal as you may have assumed. And if you're not already tired of political ads, here are 50,000 more. This is HuffPoll...
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Today's HuffPollster: A new Republican firm, doing (mostly) robo-polling, debuts, according to Politico. We have a few more details about their methods. 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/21/vox-populi-polling_n_5187745.html?1398117566&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
A new Republican polling venture launches. Gallup's quarterly average confirms an uptick in the Obama job performance rating. And we link to the last word on the electoral impact of the impending Clinton Baby. This is HuffPollster for Monday, April 2...
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Today's HuffPollster: A piece by Fivethirtyeight's Harry Enten started a conversation about 2014 Senate polling...and gave us a good excuse to link to our growing collection of 2014 Senate charts
A conversation about the forecasting power of early Senate polls gives us an excuse to link to our expanding collection of 2014 Senate poll charts. Americans support stricter gun laws, but question their effectiveness. And insert your polling-on-lab-...
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Today's HuffPollster (a little early because...it's a beautiful day in DC): New polls show Shaheen holding her early lead over Brown in NH, fewer Americans fearing the worst from Obamacare and Pew Research shares a hypnotic animated "age pyramid." 
Another new poll in New Hampshire finds Scott Brown still trailing Jeanne Shaheen. Gallup finds most attitudes on ACA unchanged, but fewer who expect long-term negative consequences for their families. And Pew Research looks at how America's demograp...
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Two new NJ polls show the state's not buying Chris Christie's bridgegate defense, but divided on his job performance. Plus a report on a powerful advance on how to adjust non-random samples to predict election outcomes. 
New Jersey residents don't buy Christie's defense, but half still approve of his performance. An ACA focus group in Colorado gets a long form write-up from USA Today. And non-representative XBox polls are both a scientific advance and the most boring...
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You know that question that finds a chunk of Americans saying they oppose Obamacare because "it's not liberal enough?" They're not as liberal as you may have assumed.
WASHINGTON -- Some supporters of the Affordable Care Act claim that polls showing majority opposition to the law are misleading because many of these disapproving Americans really prefer a more liberal alternative. Results of an experimental HuffPost...
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