Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Barone - For Dems to Win House, Obama Must Rise in Polls

    For Dems to Win House, Obama Must Rise in Polls

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 2/18/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    Barack Obama has said that he wants to help Democrats win back a majority in the House of Representatives. He says he looks forward to Nancy Pelosi being speaker again.
  • Michael Medved - Obama’s Hope: Winning with Less

    Obama’s Hope: Winning with Less

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    No matter who wins the presidency on Tuesday, one outcome is all but certain: Barack Obama will draw less support and fewer votes after four years as president than he did as an untried, little-known, freshman senator from Illinois. In other words, the more the American people know about this particular politician the less they seem to like him.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Nate Silver's Numbers Racket

    Nate Silver's Numbers Racket

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the last week or so, an intense kerfuffle broke out over the poll-prognosticator Nate Silver and his blog at the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Time to Temper the Political Discourse

    Time to Temper the Political Discourse

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Someone should take a poll asking Americans how they feel about polling. I’m pretty sure our shared distaste for it is one thing about which nearly all of us would agree.
  • Mona Charen - The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I don't know," a very wise and skeptical Washington political analyst confided to me on Sunday as I limned the Romney victory I foresee. "I'd like to believe it," she said, "but I have to overlook a lot. If you're right, then a whole lotta state polls have to be wrong."
  • Mona Charen - The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    The Polls That Ate the Presidential Contest

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 11/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "I don't know," a very wise and skeptical Washington political analyst confided to me on Sunday as I limned the Romney victory I foresee. "I'd like to believe it," she said, "but I have to overlook a lot. If you're right, then a whole lotta state polls have to be wrong."
  • Hugh Hewitt - Mittmentum Builds

    Mittmentum Builds

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 11/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Michael Barone is America’s “one man decision desk,” with credibility on elections far beyond that of anyone else working the field in America today.
  • Steve Deace - Lies, Darned Lies, and Polls

    Lies, Darned Lies, and Polls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    How accurate are the polls? Is there one gold standard out there? Are they all biased and skewed tools of partisan media?
  • Steve Deace - Lies, Darned Lies, and Polls

    Lies, Darned Lies, and Polls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    How accurate are the polls? Is there one gold standard out there? Are they all biased and skewed tools of partisan media?
  • Maggie Gallagher - Why I'm Voting For The Maryland DREAM Act

    Why I'm Voting For The Maryland DREAM Act

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 10/31/2012 9:53:00 AM EST
    The latest polls in the conventional swing states show a close race, with neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama clearly ahead. Yet they also show a surprising number of formerly solid blue states now within Romney's reach.
  • 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.