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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

This Week In Polls: Don’t Take New Hampshire For Granite

It’s the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. And all eyes are on the polls for both sides.

February 5, 2016
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Only One Thing Can Keep Donald Trump From Ultimate Victory: Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not the golden boy he thought he was.

February 3, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders arrives at a campaign event in Waverly, Iowa

America’s Angry Voters Divvied Up By Trump And Sanders: Poll

So who are the angry Americans? They deviate from the population in key ways: they are whiter, poorer and less educated.

January 30, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des Moines

This Week In Polls: Iowa, Iowa, Iowa!

It’s the weekend before the Iowa caucuses. And the polls show that everyone will be in for a roller-coaster ride.

January 29, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and rival candidate U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously at the Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston

This Week In Polls: Hillary And Bernie Going Down To The Wire

With a week and a half until the first votes are in, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are waging a stiff battle for the two kickoff contests.

January 22, 2016
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Polling Memo To US: Counting Conservatives Isn’t Easy

By Robert Hutton and Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News (TNS) WASHINGTON — As Iowa voters prepare to kick off voting in the U.S. presidential nominating contests Feb. 1, an inquiry into the failure of Britain’s pollsters to predict last year’s election result is raising questions about the accuracy of surveys in the race to succeed Barack […]

January 21, 2016
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In That Old Volkswagen Bus With Bernie, Rolling Toward 1972

Let the GOP attack machine get to work on Sanders and I’m guessing we’d soon learn that there’s no great yearning among the electorate for socialism—democratic or not.

January 20, 2016
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Trump Beats Republicans, Not Clinton, In One-On-One Matchups

Despite months of leading the Republican polls, Trump would fall short in a general election competition held today against Clinton, according to a recent poll.

December 21, 2015
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Cartoon: Slipping In The Polls

Wait ’til New Hampshire…

December 14, 2015
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This Week In Polls: Trump Over All

Every time Donald Trump says something so outrageous that people are widely shocked and horrified — that’s when he’ll be going further up in the polls again.

December 11, 2015
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Poll: Republican Voters Massively Support Trump’s Call For Ban On Muslims

Pollster: “You know, we were a little bit surprised — and I think a bit disturbed, too — at some of the results we found.”

December 9, 2015
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This Week In Polls: Trump Wins — And Refugees Lose

Perhaps most pointedly, two different surveys show a majority of Americans opposed to taking in refugees, making the issue very lucrative for Republicans.

November 20, 2015
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White Evangelicals: Early Influence On GOP Race, But Prospects Then Get Shakier

White evangelical Christians are well-positioned to have a strong say in early 2016 Republican primaries and caucuses, nut they could face trouble later in the campaign season, according to a new analysis.

November 12, 2015
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This Week In Polls: The Fall And Decline Of The Jeb Bush Empire

It’s stunning to think about: Who would’ve ever thought that there just wasn’t a popular groundswell to elect the brother of the worst president in the last 100 years?

November 6, 2015
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This Week In Polls: Hillary Clinton At Majority Support Among Democrats

Clinton could be benefitting from successes at the Democratic debate and the arguably even more crucial 11-hour congressional hearing on Benghazi.

October 30, 2015
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75 Percent Of Republicans ‘Less Likely’ To Vote For Muslim: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Democrats were less likely to consider religion a factor in assessing candidates.

October 1, 2015
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Poll: Trump Way Up, But Fiorina Gains Ground

The most obvious shift in voters appears to be away from Carson and over to Fiorina, in the race to be the alternative to Trump.

September 18, 2015
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Voting Machine Study Finds Problems, But Not Ones Easily Fixed

A study of voting systems in all 50 states recommended a series of steps that could be undertaken before voters cast their ballots in coming years.

September 15, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democrat Sanders Gaining On Front-Runner Clinton In 2016 Presidential Race: Poll

Clinton leads Sanders nationally among Democrats by 8 points, 39 percent to 31 percent, her smallest cushion since the nominating battle began.

September 11, 2015
Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh

Polls: Biden On The Rise, Takes Second Place Nationally Against Clinton

Joe Biden’s potential entry into the race is becoming more viable. The veep is gaining ground in national polls, as well as in the early primary states.

September 8, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson answers a question at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Donald Trump Beats Every Republican — Except Ben Carson!

Out of nine poll tests, only one candidate bested The Donald in a direct two-way race.

September 3, 2015
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Biden Mum On Presidential Run Despite Approaching Deadlines, Antsy Supporters

Even Dick Cheney — yes, *that* Dick Cheney — wants him to run.

September 2, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina responds to a question at a forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

This Debate Goes To 11! Carly Fiorina Gets Extra Spot At Next CNN Debate

Call it the “Spinal Tap” debate — because it’s going up to 11 candidates, and you might need to get an actual spinal tap after watching it.

September 1, 2015
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Big Surprise: Republicans Go Birther On Obama — But Easy On Foreign-Born Cruz

A new poll from Democratic-aligned Public Policy Polling shows a remarkable state of belief among Republican voters, about who exactly was or wasn’t born in America.

September 1, 2015
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Polls: Ben Carson Gaining On Donald Trump In Iowa

Ben Carson is emerging as the new alternative to Donald Trump in the key early caucus state of Iowa — bringing all the right-wing Tea Party appeal, but maybe with a more appealing, polite sort of style.

August 31, 2015
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