Thursday, September 30, 2004

Good Poll, Bad Poll

There are a LOT of polls out there, folks, but then you knew that. What's worse, even now they don't agree, and if you try to figure out why, they all tend to sound alike in asserting the value in considering everybody. I am almost at the point, however, where I am willing to cross out some of the less reliable ones. I have put up several posts comparing the accuracy and methods of the polls, but I have tried to keep the door open to everyone. I'm not closing the door exactly, but it's time to separate the group into classes. Over on Polipundit, I have addressed one particularly stinky sample.

Here are the players, and their classes:


Partisans, Suspect Methodology
Ayres McHenry (GOP)
Battleground - Lake, Snell, Perry (Dem)
Battleground – The Tarrance Group (GOP)
Democracy Corps (Dem)
New Democratic Network (Dem)
Investor's Business Daily (IBD)/TIPP (Money)
Strategic Vision (GOP)
Zogby/Wall Street Journal (Ego, Money, Dem)
(Just because a poll is partisan, doesn't invalidate it. But you should know going in, that these guys are getting money from partisan sponsors. Also, their refusal to show their internals makes some of these completely unacceptable)
Hides Details, Suspect Methodology
American Research Group (ARG)
(No details, no confidence. It's that simple)
Unusual Methodology, Unconfirmed
Harris Interactive
Zogby Interactive

(Internet Polling could be useful, but don't take these results as anywhere near as valid as the established polls)
Good Basic Polls
ABC News/Washington Post
Associated Press/Ipsos
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics
LA Times
Marist College
National Public Radio (NPR)/POS-GQR
NBC News
Quinnipiac University

(Like the name suggests, these guys are pretty good. I'd like more detail, and they sometimes are not as consistent as I'd like, but they're worth reading)
Very Solid Detail and Methodology
CBS News CBS News/New York Times
CNN/USA Today/Gallup
Gallup (solo)
Pew Research
Survey USA
(Very, very good work. Read these guys first. This is Polling's Major League)
It would also be useful to take a look at some of my related articles:


courageous said...

Striking blog. I liked the site I will be back
again! Websurfing is a good way to find blogs like
I hope you can look through my kenneth cole
|kenneth cole watch
|kenneth cole shoes
|kenneth cole reaction
|black black cole jacket kenneth l leather man reaction s white
|kenneth cole reaction shoes
|kenneth cole handbag
|kenneth cole luggage
|kenneth cole outlet
|kenneth cole man watch
|kenneth cole briefcase
|kenneth cole man shoes
|kenneth cole bag
|kenneth cole boot
|kenneth cole new york
|kenneth cole sun glasses
|kenneth cole black
|kenneth cole reaction luggage
|kenneth cole sandal
|kenneth cole messenger bag
|kenneth cole jewelry
|kenneth cole diaper bag
|kenneth cole purse
|kenneth cole suit
|kenneth cole wallet
|kenneth cole unlisted shoes
|kenneth cole unlisted
|reaction by kenneth cole
|kenneth cole womens shoes
|kenneth cole swim wear
|kenneth cole eye glasses
|kenneth cole cologne
|kenneth cole outlet store
|kenneth cole leather jacket
|kenneth cole reaction handbag
|kenneth cole eyewear
|kenneth cole sport coats
|kenneth cole reaction watch
|kenneth cole clothing
|kenneth cole kid
|kenneth cole reaction cologne
|kenneth cole store
|kenneth cole reaction womens shoes
|kenneth cole perfume
|kenneth cole reaction sandal
|discount kenneth cole watch
|kenneth cole computer bag
|kenneth cole shirt
|kenneth cole earring
|unlisted by kenneth cole
|kenneth cole coupon
|kenneth cole signature
|kenneth cole bridal shoes
|kenneth cole kid shoes
|kenneth cole lady watch
|kenneth cole bracelet
|kenneth cole leather
|kenneth cole glasses
|kenneth cole watch repair
|kenneth cole production
|kenneth cole reaction bag
|kenneth cole child shoes
|kenneth cole online
|kenneth cole man
|reaction shoes by kenneth cole
|kenneth cole tie
|kenneth cole jacket
|kenneth cole garment bag
|kenneth cole womens watch
|kenneth cole leather briefcase
|kenneth cole wedding shoes
|kenneth cole catalog
|discount prices kenneth cole luggage
|kenneth cole reaction boot
|kenneth cole coats
|kenneth cole pants
|kenneth cole watch band
|apple cedar cole kenneth reaction
|kenneth cole satchel
|kenneth cole dress shirt
|kenneth cole computer case
|briefcase cole kenneth reaction
|kenneth cole handbag leather
|kenneth cole reaction purse
|kenneth cole sandal man
|kenneth cole reaction kid
|kenneth cole laptop case
|discount kenneth cole shoes
|kenneth cole tote bag
|kenneth cole cuff link
|discount kenneth cole luggage
|kenneth cole jeans
|kenneth cole woman watch
|kenneth cole backpack outlet
|kenneth cole black cologne
|kenneth cole com
|kenneth cole dress shoes
|kenneth cole belt
|kenneth cole reaction messenger bag
|kenneth cole woman shoes

handbag said...

I like your site. Well done.
authentic chanel handbag.