7 Rules For Reading Trump’s Approval Rating

… Approval ratings, of course, aren’t the only way to judge a president’s standing. The fact that Republicans in Congress have become much more openly defiant of Trump could spell trouble for him later on, whether or not rank-and-file voters were all that moved by Charlottesville. Nonetheless, approval ratings provide […] Read more »

Survey Centers and the Academy

Academic survey centers are at the forefront of measuring, understanding and disseminating the significant political and social changes happening throughout the country. Turn to any news outlet, and you will find a public opinion poll bearing a college or university affiliation. … But despite the frequency with which people are […] Read more »

Fake Polls Are A Real Problem

Is Kid Rock leading the U.S. Senate race in Michigan? A story like that is essentially designed to go viral, and that’s exactly what happened when Delphi Analytica released a poll fielded from July 14 to July 18. Republican Kid Rock earned 30 percent to Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s 26 percent. […] Read more »

GOP campaign guru Arthur Finkelstein dies at 72

Arthur Finkelstein — the reclusive longtime Republican pollster and campaign strategist who helped elect two U.S. presidents, scores of other GOP candidates and international politicians — died Friday night, his family announced Saturday. … Finkelstein worked on the campaigns of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. He became best known […] Read more »