Posts Tagged ‘Voter registration’
A number of polls have been released in the past few days that continue to show the presidential race to be very close. What's worth discussing at this point is the difference between polls that measure registered voters (RV) and those that have switched over to likely voter (LV) models. There's a terrific article by Mark Blumenthal of HuffPost/Pollster that discusses this issue and he comes to some interesting, and ultimately unsatisfying conclusions. From the article: The consistent difference between the registered and likely voter samples raises the question: If likely voter screens applied at the end of the campaign nudged the horse race numbers in a more accurate (and more Republican) direction, why not apply such screens now? The answer, in part: These "measures of [...]
Of course you probably won't hear an apology or retraction on the network's programming, but PolitiFact.com has determined that MSNBC's Chris Matthews was in error when the Hardball host claimed on his June 4 program that a new Florida law -- which has been on hold by a federal judge -- made it utterly impossible for voter registration drives to sign up new voters over weekends. The law requires voter registration drive volunteers to turn in new voter registration forms within 48 hours after having collected them. "You don’t have to be a lawyer to own a calendar or know what a weekend is. A weekend is 48 hours," Matthews sneered at Florida GOP chairman Lenny Curry, insisting that its impossible to register new voters over a weekend without running afoul of the law But the Tampa Bay [...]
South Carolina Primary Election Results - June 12, 2012 2012 Primary Results Results by County Counties Reporting Voter Turnout Download full election reports 2012 Republican and Democratic Primaries Election via SCVotes.org | South Carolina's Voter Information Resource.
The Obama re-election campaign has quietly opened a counteroffensive against Republican-backed changes to election laws that Democrats say will suppress votes for their candidates and limit their get-out-the-vote drives. The effort, led by former White House counsel Robert Bauer, prompted the suspension of an Ohio law limiting early voting. Campaign officials produced educational materials to counter a Wisconsin law that requires voters to produce photo I.D.s—but disallows those used by Wisconsin colleges. By this spring, the Obama re-election campaign will mount what Mr. Bauer called an unprecedented "voter protection" effort, fielding thousands of volunteers in battleground states to help navigate . via Obama Campaign Backing Tests of New Voter Laws - WSJ.com. Groups ask [...]
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). July 14-17, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Results below are among registered voters, except where indicated. "If President Obama runs for reelection in the year 2012, do you think you will probably vote for President Obama or probably vote for the Republican candidate?" Obama Republican Another party (vol.) Depends (vol.) Unsure % % % % % 7/14-17/11 42 39 4 10 5 6/9-13/11 45 40 2 11 2 5/5-7/11 45 30 4 16 5 3/31 - 4/4/11 43 38 3 11 5 2/24-28/11 45 40 3 9 3 via WH2012: General. Related articles Generic Republican opens up 8-point lead on Obama (washingtonexaminer.com) Poll [...]