Pollster Introduces Weekly Averaging For Daily Tracking Polls

WASHINGTON — HuffPost Pollster is pleased to announce a small but significant change to our polling charts that should greatly reduce the tendency of our most closely watched charts to give undue weight to a few prominent daily tracking polls.

Our polling charts, like the one shown below that plots national Obama vs. Romney vote preference, are not based on simple averages of recent polls but instead use a statistical technique known as local regression (or loess) to plot summary trend lines based on all of the available survey data. We typically refer to the numbers represented by the end-points of the trend lines as polling “trend estimates.”

via HuffPost Pollster Charts: Introducing Weekly Averaging For Daily Tracking Polls.

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Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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