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  •  Great table (0+ / 0-)

    Which polls were used?? Interesting to see that Kerry was already down 5 pts in September. I remember him being down after the the Swift boat attacks in August, but I thought the margin was closer.

    •  In 2004 you can get the polls from (0+ / 0-)

      realclearpolitics.  I tried to use polls around labor day - which is generally considered to be the start of the campaign.

      The numbers from 1976 to 1996 were gathered from the NYT archive, the Roper Polling Archive, the Pew Archive, the ABC News Archive and the LA Times archive.

      If someone puts a website, I will put the data there.  And it will be the only place on the net where the data will exist.  You can get every batter who ever played in the Major leagues, but polling history is locked away and not accessible.  It is interesting to think why.

      It took months to put together that table.  It was a labor of love.

      •  Great job (0+ / 0-)

        Its definetely surprising how scarce they make polling from past elections. Maybe its done by design so the polling institutions retain any ounce of credibility they have left :)

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