In Worrying Sign for Obama, 89% of Virginians Think Economy Is Not Good

By: Monday May 9, 2011 1:46 pm

Even in the state of Virginia, people have a very pessimistic view of the economy, according to the latest Washington Post poll. Only a 11 percent say the state of the nation’s economy is doing excellent or good, while 89 percent think the national economy is either not so good (40%) or poor (49%). This [...]

Vermont Will Become Seventh State to Adopt National Popular Vote

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 6:54 pm

Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin is set to sign on Friday a law making Vermont the seventh state to join the National Popular Vote compact. Although most states give their electoral college votes to the presidential candidate that wins the most votes in the state, they are technically free to assign those votes based on whatever [...]

Response to Questions About Methodology of FDL/SurveyUSA Polling

By: Thursday January 21, 2010 1:33 pm

Firedoglake selected SurveyUSA because of their very long track record of accurate polling. The Wall Street Journal found them to be one of the most accurate pollsters in the 2004 election and Nate Silver ranked them the second most accurate pollster in May of 2008. We have fully confidence in SurveyUSA and selected specifically because they are one of the best in the field. We fully trust them to conduct the poll in a manner that will produce the most accurate data possible about the potential electorate.

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