Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Rich Galen - It Could Still Go Either Way

    It Could Still Go Either Way

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/26/2012 10:12:00 AM EST
    The answer to the question is: I'm here to be an official observer of the Ukrainian national elections on Sunday to select a new Parliament. I'll be back in the U.S. on Tuesday to unofficially observe our own elections.
  • Matt Towery - "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/25/2012 9:17:00 AM EST
    While this topic has been covered, it is now time to put real "meat on the bones" to explain why polling in this year's presidential contest, not just nationally but in many of the battleground states, may be off when compared to the actual results.
  • Matt Towery - "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/25/2012 9:17:00 AM EST
    While this topic has been covered, it is now time to put real "meat on the bones" to explain why polling in this year's presidential contest, not just nationally but in many of the battleground states, may be off when compared to the actual results.
  • Matt Towery - "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
  • Matt Towery - "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    "Dewey Defeats Truman," Polls Have Fatal Flaws that Hide True Romney Surge

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/25/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
  • Salena Zito - Colorado Swings Towards Romney

    Colorado Swings Towards Romney

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 10/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    LAIRD, Colo. – This small Great Plains town is the terminus of a journey across the Rocky Mountain State on U.S. 34, greeting travelers from Nebraska and bidding farewell to Coloradoans.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Explaining Romney's Surge

    Explaining Romney's Surge

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:00:00 PM EST
    "Tonight the part of Wile E. Coyote will be played by Vice President Joe Biden." Thursday night's debate between Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan went according to the super-secret plan of Karl Rove to not only defeat but deeply embarrass the Democratic Party.
  • Matt Towery - Romney Revival May Be Lifting All GOP Boats

    Romney Revival May Be Lifting All GOP Boats

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It may be temporary and fleeting, but for the moment, the amazing performance of Gov. Mitt Romney and the complete flop of President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate has either propelled Romney to frontrunner status or at least made him competitive in critical swing states -- and it also appears to be improving the chances of other Republican candidates around the nation.
  • Ben Shapiro - The Real Barack Obama

    The Real Barack Obama

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 10/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A recent poll shows that 85 percent of middle-class Americans believe they're worse off now than they were 10 years ago. Yet shockingly, just 34 percent of those people blame Barack Obama.
  • Rich Galen - Czech the Poles

    Czech the Poles

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/3/2012 9:24:00 AM EST
    With most of Official Washington on nitroglycerin tablets awaiting tonight's D*E*B*A*T*E between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Denver, there are other things going on.
  • Laura Hollis - Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote?  Or How You Think Others Will?

    Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 10/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.
  • Laura Hollis - Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote?  Or How You Think Others Will?

    Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 10/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.
  • Robert Knight - Ignore the ‘Tokyo Rose’ Media

    Ignore the ‘Tokyo Rose’ Media

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 10/2/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific listened to Radio Tokyo and other English-language programs on Japanese-run stations.
  • Michael Barone - The Particulars of Polls

    The Particulars of Polls

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters.
  • Michael Barone - The Particulars of Polls

    The Particulars of Polls

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 10/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters.
  • John Giokaris - Presidential Polls 2012: Skewed Polling and Biased Media Coverage Give Obama False Advantage Over Romney

    Presidential Polls 2012: Skewed Polling and Biased Media Coverage Give Obama False Advantage Over Romney

    John Giokaris
    Posted: 9/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    From its double standard on how the mainstream media has covered both campaigns, to the 2008-Democrat heavy polling models they use, to the lack of investigative reporting on the scandals associated with this administration, it has become blatantly evident that the mainstream media harbors a liberal bias, commits endless hypocrisies and will not hold this president up to the same standards it has for previous presidents.
  • John Giokaris - Presidential Polls 2012: Skewed Polling and Biased Media Coverage Give Obama False Advantage Over Romney

    Presidential Polls 2012: Skewed Polling and Biased Media Coverage Give Obama False Advantage Over Romney

    John Giokaris
    Posted: 9/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    From its double standard on how the mainstream media has covered both campaigns, to the 2008-Democrat heavy polling models they use, to the lack of investigative reporting on the scandals associated with this administration, it has become blatantly evident that the mainstream media harbors a liberal bias, commits endless hypocrisies and will not hold this president up to the same standards it has for previous presidents.
  • Jesse Merkel - Obama vs Romney Polls: When You Crunch the Numbers, Romney is Actually Doing Very Well

    Obama vs Romney Polls: When You Crunch the Numbers, Romney is Actually Doing Very Well

    Jesse Merkel
    Posted: 9/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Two things typically happen after the major parties conventions come to an end. People that normally do not pay attention for most of the year start to pay attention to the news and polls more, and voter enthusiasm jumps up as a result. The major polls that are appearing on the daily newscasts, in the newspapers and on the internet have become incredibly important. While meant to accurately reflect the views of the nation, these polls today have unfortunately turned into a weapon.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - The Problem with Obama's Polls

    The Problem with Obama's Polls

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 9/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nuts. The Democratic National Convention is over. Watching Bill Clinton, Jean-Fran‡ois Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and all the other preposterosities -- not least being the widely under-depreciated Sandra Fluck -- I fell under a spell. I thought the convention would go on forever. There would be no need for horror movies, action movies, X-Treme sports, cockfights or soap operas. I could enjoy them all in the comfort of my own home -- all provided by the Democratic National Committee, safely watched over by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and probably select units of the North Carolina National Guard.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - The Problem with Obama's Polls

    The Problem with Obama's Polls

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 9/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nuts. The Democratic National Convention is over. Watching Bill Clinton, Jean-Fran‡ois Kerry, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and all the other preposterosities -- not least being the widely under-depreciated Sandra Fluck -- I fell under a spell. I thought the convention would go on forever. There would be no need for horror movies, action movies, X-Treme sports, cockfights or soap operas. I could enjoy them all in the comfort of my own home -- all provided by the Democratic National Committee, safely watched over by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and probably select units of the North Carolina National Guard.