Mason-Dixon y u no poll good

Mason-Dixon: Y U NO POLL GOOD

March 14, 2013

With The Minnesota Poll back in the game and with Mason-Dixon retained as the polling firm responsible for it, I thought it would be worth it to finish a post that I started in the aftermath of the election, but never actually got around to completing. The post concerns the really bad, terrible, and downright […]

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Pollster performance in Minnesota in 2012

December 5, 2012

Last week I discussed 2012 election polling in Minnesota on a macro level, how all the polls did in the four statewide races. In that post I did not get into how specific pollsters fared against each other, that is what’s happening in this post. Some individual pollsters did a really good job in Minnesota […]

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Polling performance in Minnesota in 2012

November 29, 2012

A look at how the polling did in predicting Minnesota election outcomes

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The polls win

November 7, 2012

Despite all the talk of cell phones and methodology and skewing and unskewing, the polls, once again, proved accurate

Rick Nolan

The Weekly Wrap 10-5

October 5, 2012

This week we learn that Minnesota Public Radio is out of the polling game and sometimes what looks like triage is in fact not triage

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Skewed polls

October 2, 2012

The discussion of skewed polls and the unskewing of polls centers around partisan identification and what those partisan indentification numbers should be

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Sources of error in polls, part 2

September 6, 2012

The rip-roaring conclusion of the series that’s gripping the nation

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Sources of error in polls

September 4, 2012

A discussion of sampling error, ’cause that’s what all the kids are talking about