Quick Help: Need a list of the top presidential election poll aggregators

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  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I'm working on a survey and I need a list of the top poll aggregators.

    Here are the ones I can come up with from searches/off the top of my head. But I'm pretty sure there are more.

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/
    http://realclearpolitics.com/
    http://electoral-vote.com/
    http://pollster.com/
    http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/whos-ahead/key-states/map.html

    I'm pretty sure there are a few more... Any suggestions?
    I'm looking for sites that collect poll results from a variety of sources, not just hype their own polls. So this, for example, would not qualify.
     
  2. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    cnn.com uses a poll of polls and collects data from all of the major polling companies
     
  3. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    In the end I decided to remove NY Times from the list as well -- I'm just asking people about dedicated poll aggregation sites.

    But I'm still curious as to whether folks know of other aggregation sites, so let me know if you can think of others.

    The question the survey is asking is whether people who visit these sites are better at predicting the presidential election compared to others.

    We usually get between 500 and 2000 responses to our surveys, so we should have statistically significant results. They'll be up on Cognitive Daily next Friday.
     
  4. wordmunger thread starter macrumors 603

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    Okay, the results are up:

    FiveThirtyEight.com had the worst prediction, but its readers were the best predictors of the actual results.

    Link
     

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