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Historical Poll Data Repository?
October 24, 2008 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find historical election poll data?

With all sorts of discussion flying around about how polls "always" act, I'd like to be able to check it out myself, but I can't seem to find a good, easily navigable repository of US Presidential Election polls going back as far as Dewey and Truman. Can someone help me out?

Extra bonus points for extra bonus data, such as party affiliation, (estimated) final vote counts by party affiliation, and other statistical tidbits.
posted by lore to Law & Government (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
270 to Win has a lot of historical election info.
posted by timsteil at 6:25 PM on October 24, 2008


You definitely want to check out the Atlas of US Presidential Elections - there is TONS of data there.
posted by thewittyname at 10:10 PM on October 24, 2008


Thank you thewittyname, i was looking for election data separated by FIPS...very helpful.
posted by schyler523 at 8:46 AM on October 25, 2008


Gallup Poll Accuracy Record (from Gallup). Stolen Thunder has that data as well as from other polling firms.
posted by Kattullus at 11:42 AM on October 25, 2008


Poking around on Stolen Thunder I found a post from 2004, comparing poll standings in mid-August to the final poll before election and voting results.
posted by Kattullus at 11:45 AM on October 25, 2008


Gallup Presidential Election Trial-Heat Trends, 1936-2004.
posted by Kattullus at 11:51 AM on October 25, 2008


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