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November 11, 2012


Online Polls Fared Very Well

Nate Silver finds that some of the most accurate polling firms this election cycle were those that conducted their polls online.

"The final poll conducted by Google Consumer Surveys had Mr. Obama ahead in the national popular vote by 2.3 percentage points - very close to his actual margin, which was 2.6 percentage points based on ballots counted through Saturday morning. Ipsos, which conducted online polls for Reuters, came close to the actual results in most places that it surveyed, as did the Canadian online polling firm Angus Reid. Another online polling firm, YouGov, got reasonably good results."

"Perhaps it won't be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling."












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