Very Few People Paying Close Attention to the Midterm Elections

By: Tuesday October 7, 2014 12:23 pm

A month out from the election and still only a small sliver of the population is paying close attention to it. According to Pew research, last week only 15 percent of Americans said they were following the midterm elections very closely. That makes it only the fourth most followed news story behind Ebola, Syria, and [...]

Obama Still Holds Big Advantage with Young Voters

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 1:33 pm

This graph from the Pew Research Center is one of the most interesting I have seen in awhile. It shows that in 2004 Democrats started developing a modest edge with young voters but in 2008 under Obama that youth advantage exploded and Obama, for the most part, has managed to hold onto that edge so [...]

All Americans Agree: Our Politicians Suck

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:17 pm

Pew is out with a new, very complex poll looking at the the diversity of American opinions across a broad range of issues. The whole thing is long, but worth a read. An aspect of the poll that really stuck out to me, though, is that one of the few things that Americans of all [...]

Pew Finds Landline-Only Polling May Show Small GOP Bias

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 9:13 pm

The Pew Research Center has determined that cell phone-only households are noticeably different–both demographically and politically–than households with landlines. This is important because many pollsters survey only landlines and, as a result, their polls might reflect a slight Republican bias this year. From Pew: In three of four election polls conducted since the spring of [...]

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