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There are 11 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

Using perceptual maps for political branding
Political polls can be used to create perceptual maps that illustrate how voters identify a candidate's position and what issues candidates should focus on to garner favor with swing voters.
NBC/Journal poll is tested, precise process
NBC and the Wall Street Journal have joined forces to implement "Election Day Voter Polling," a survey of over 35,000 voters nationwide that helps both news organizations to better inform and involve their customers.
Data Use: Getting your money's worth with virtual targeting
Virtual targeting uses a blend of statistical techniques that identify the distinguishing characteristics of the target group and then build a linear equation that can be applied to records of the group to achieve a sortable, analyzable score. The article focuses on the example of a political candidate hunting for possible voters.
Address-based sampling may provide alternatives for surveys that require contacts with representative samples of households
This article examines factors contributing to researchers’ increased interest in address-based sampling (ABS) and looks at the pros and cons of ABS. Against a backdrop of declining response rates, ABS appears to offer a convenient framework for effective design and implementation of surveys that employ multimode alternatives for data collection.
Latinos are going cellular. Can we?
The industry faces a number of obstacles in attempting to conduct cell phone research with Latino consumers. Despite these hurdles, the decline in landline phone usage may force researchers to develop cell phone-based research programs to keep a growing and important market segment accessible for research.

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Data Use: Steering the vote: the case of the Oglala Sioux casino
The author uses a fictional example to look at how regression analysis can help determine which issues are important to – and likely to sway – voters.
How Nate Silver did it
Statistician Nate Silver proved to be more accurate in his 2012 election predictions than any of the talking heads and pundits. The author created an Electoral College model in Excel and used public data to discover the secret to Silver's accuracy.
Using perceptual maps for political branding
Political polls can be used to create perceptual maps that illustrate how voters identify a candidate's position and what issues candidates should focus on to garner favor with swing voters.

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