June 22, 2012 Bloomberg set off something of a firestorm with a poll that found President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 13 points, when most polls show the race much tighter. Now, the pollster is offering a point-by-point explanation.
March 6, 2012 An NPR report failed to cite Planned Parenthood as the sponsor of a poll on the birth control insurance mandate and interpreted the results questionably. A second report repeated an error in a Guttmacher press release on birth control use by Catholic women and never cited Guttmacher. Critics charged liberal bias. What happened? What's the impact?
May 3, 2011 Past presidents have gained in public standing after ordering bold and successful military actions. But the effect rarely lasts long enough to help a president's re-election chances or his party hold onto the White House.
February 15, 2011 Mike Huckabee also led Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin with GOP primary voters. Plain had overwhelming approval from birthers but only half the approval rating with GOP primary voters who accept as a fact the president's U.S. birth.
October 7, 2010 New Yorkers are angry but not as much as GOP governor nominee Carl Paladino who's falling in polls. Andrew Cuomo's opened up a larger lead on Paladino whose public confrontation with a reporter appears to have hurt him.
October 6, 2010 A new survey of 12 congressional districts found GOP challengers leading in 11 of the contests. But the races were much tighter than many experts expected at this stage, with many of the small Republican leads within the margin of error.
September 16, 2010 In a Rock the Vote poll, young voters said they expected to be financially better off than parents.
January 22, 2010 A conservative media watchdog site, newsbusters.org, criticized NPR for not reporting on a poll that showed how President Obama had slipped in the polls. The Ombudsman's office looked into this and found something different.
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