Real Clear Politics has published a study evaluating national and state pollsters. It’s the sort of thing that was never part of my job, but I am certainly pleased to see their work. The study is at realclearpolitics. While I’ve copied the table, I encourage everyone to click the link and read the whole thing. I knew Fox and Quinnipiac lacked something in sampling or models – but this study seems competently done and is nice to have. Another article, written by RCP staffwriter Carl A Cannon can be downloaded here.
Both articles are worth reading – this excerpt shows why:
|1||Selzer & Co.||2.0|
|18||ABC News/Washington Post||5.4|
Now go back and click the link – there are a bunch of charts looking at these pollsters, and it makes the news a lot easier to understand.