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Why is the New York TimesPres. Poll so much more pro-Hillary than others

538 is about 60-something for Hillary today. Why the huge discrepancy?
posted by DMelanogaster on Nov 3, 2016 - 10 answers

Give away free stuff at polls?

I was thinking about what would counter possible bad feelings about polling places this year, and started wondering if anyone had previously made an effort to just give away food, or even free samples and coupons from businesses, at polling places. Especially if it were part of a sincere effort to "be neighborly" (deliberately biblical word). Would this be allowed? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 26, 2016 - 65 answers

Online tool to match up individuals with their top choice of a list

I'm teaching a class, and I am requiring my students to give a presentation on a topic. I'll have a set of topics drafted, and I want to avoid presentations on the same topic. My thinking is to ask each student to rank their preferences and then try to give each student their highest-ranked topic. Is there an online tool that helps me do this? The SurveyMonkey type polling websites and google docs allow me to collect ranked choices, but they don't help me match up the highest-ranked choice of all my respondents. Make sense? In the end I'd like to be able to say "Some people chose the same topic, so they got their next-highest topic where possible." Thanks in advance for any ideas!
posted by jlittlew on Aug 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Large-scale polls for the establishment of a basic income?

Has someone who knows what they are doing with respect to statistics ever asked a bunch of people of some place whether they would like basic income (or citizen's income, something akin to the Manitoba experiment) or not? Has anybody published on this?
posted by curuinor on Sep 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Good free (or really cheap) system to poll an audience while lecturing?

Does anyone know of a good site or software that is free or cheap that lets you: 1) Ask a poll or multiple choice question during lecture and, perhaps, in the next slide, populate a graph with the results? Again, thanks in advance for any good links here. [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Jul 16, 2013 - 7 answers

I'm fixing a poll where my campaign wins and stops my base from wandering.

What's the difference between internal and public polls? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Nov 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Tell me about a fictional peoples.

Does there exist a demographic of humans currently living in the United States of America that are "on the fence" about who they will be voting for in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections? Additionally, I'd like some sort of description of these people. [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Aug 17, 2012 - 25 answers

U.S. Public opinion versus institutional implementation

What are some contemporary examples of significant discrepancies between policy, the platforms of the major parties, and public opinion, as reflected by polls, in the United States?
posted by phrontist on Aug 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for data showing differing beliefs, despite the same label, across countries

I'm looking for data on public opinion varying across countries, particularly from folks who claim the same affiliation-- say, "progressive", or "socialist"-- but turn out to believe different things depending on the country they're living in. [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty on Dec 5, 2011 - 1 answer

Website Amnesia

Google-Fu fail filter: I am looking for a site that allows you to poll a targeted audience about 2 options. I think its relatively new and the pricing was very reasonable, around $5/500 responses. [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Nov 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Help DIGG me from this hole

Help me find this Digg type message comment system for my corporate internal site. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Apr 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Legally required to release polling data?

Is there a legal requirement for an organisation in the UK to release data from opinion polls they have conducted? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Apr 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Question about polling accuracy

Statistics/survey question. I was always under the impression that a survey that is sent to a bunch of people and produces a relatively small number of responses who answer on a voluntary basis will produce garbage results. True? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Feb 18, 2010 - 15 answers

Why are middle eastern people categorized as "white"?

Why do middle eastern people get lumped into the "white" category when asked to declare their ethnicity? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Jan 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Poll gap, why must you narrow?

Why does a political candidate's lead in opinion polls tend to shrink as the election approaches? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Oct 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Money to burn?

Why is Obama advertising in Oklahoma? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc on Oct 12, 2008 - 33 answers

Win percentage?

What does 'win percentage', as displayed on polling site fivethirtyeight.com, mean, and how is it calculated?
posted by PTCHFRKR on Sep 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Are phone polls biased toward landlines?

How accurate are political polls in the age of the cell phone? Here's why I ask: Out of nine folks in my office, seven of us have no landlines in our homes; we are mobile exclusive. Of the those seven, six are voting Obama and one is voting McCain. The two of us with landlines are split one to one for Obama-McCain. Any pollsters working in our neck of the woods would see the race in a dead heat, one to one. In reality, we're seven to two. So, aren't the polls growing more skewed with every passing year? Do some pollsters actually call cell-phone users? If not, there's a bias.
posted by jackypaper on Sep 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Help finding information about public opinion polling and the president

Hi, I'm working on a project for a poli sci class and was looking for some helpful articles about public opinion polls, town hall meetings, press conferences, etc. [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Jul 23, 2008 - 5 answers

What is it about Rudy?

Help me understand the appeal of Rudy Giuliani as a presidential candidate. (U.S. electoral politics-filter) [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 26, 2007 - 22 answers

Polling scripts?

Know of any good non-hosted free or open-source polling applications? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 30, 2007 - 1 answer

Poll teh Geist

WebPoll Filter: I need a cheap (or free) online poll service that can collect at least 1000 responses and prevent revoting (using cookies or IPs, it doesn't have to be highly secure). [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Mar 18, 2006 - 3 answers

polling LDAP for changes

LDAPFilter: I'm writing an application that stores its configuration in an LDAP server. I'd like to have it poll the server and reload itself when the configuration changes. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Jun 9, 2005 - 4 answers

Recommend free website poll scripts.

I'd like to set up a simple poll (3 choices + show results) on a web site I maintain. I would like to host it on our server and pleasantly integrate it into the site (i.e. customisable css would be good). I've looked into some free poll scripts and reviewed the read me files but am dealing with things I know nothing about. Thoughts? Assistance [+]? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris on Dec 7, 2004 - 7 answers

Does anybody know of any expansive polling of Canadians with respect to their feelings on foreign military intervention, particularily in Afghanistan?

Does anybody know of any expansive polling of Canadians with respect to their feelings on foreign military intervention, particularily in Afghanistan? Of course, the more detailed the better. If that's too specific, can anyone point me to general repositories of Canadian polling data that allow free access (if such places exist)? Thanks as always! [more inside]
posted by loquax on Dec 5, 2004 - 2 answers

Polling vs Electoral Votes

Every day, we are"treated" to new poll numbers showing Kerry and Bush at various percentages (Bush is leading, and seems to be widening that lead, according to most, except on that Wacky electoral-vote.com thing, but whatever...)

What I don't understand is how these percentages correlate with (or do they describe?) Electoral Votes. Does anyone understand how these correlate/connect? Can someone explain?
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 19, 2004 - 29 answers

Choosing Polling Places

How do precincts determine where their polling places are going to be located? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Feb 3, 2004 - 10 answers

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