2012 Polls Roundup: Rasmussen and Gallup among the worst, PPP tops

Discussion in 'Politics' started by exGOPer, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. exGOPer


    Fordham University has published a ranking of the most accurate pollsters of the 2012 in terms of national trends, and (both) top spots were held by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, the North Carolina-based firm.

    Director of Fordham's Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, Dr. Costas Panagopoulos, based the study on pre-election polling and compared it against the results from election day.

    "For all the ridicule directed towards pre-election polling, the final poll estimates were not far off from the actual nationwide vote shares for the two candidates," Panagopoulos said in a statement. Here's the whole list:

    1. PPP (D)*

    1. Daily Kos/SEIU/PPP*

    3. YouGov*

    4. Ipsos/Reuters*

    5. Purple Strategies

    6. NBC/WSJ

    6. CBS/NYT

    6. YouGov/Economist


    10. IBD/TIPP

    11. Angus-Reid*

    12. ABC/WP*

    13. Pew Research*

    13. Hartford Courant/UConn*

    15. CNN/ORC

    15. Monmouth/SurveyUSA

    15. Politico/GWU/Battleground

    15. FOX News

    15. Washington Times/JZ Analytics

    15. Newsmax/JZ Analytics

    15. American Research Group

    15. Gravis Marketing

    23. Democracy Corps (D)*

    24. Rasmussen

    24. Gallup

    26. NPR

    27. National Journal*

    28. AP/GfK

  2. LOL !!

    I repeatedly mentioned in the presidential debate thread that gallup and rasmueesen was garbage :D