Saturday, October 10, 2015

Big News in the Stats World

Gallup, the "granddaddy" of polling firms, will be doing less polling regarding presidential primaries:
Leading pollster Gallup will forego tracking the 2016 presidential primary race and, potentially, the general election.

The decades-old polling firm, founded by George Gallup in 1935, has tracked public opinion and presidential election cycles for years in the U.S. This election season, however, Gallup will steer clear of polling the presidential primaries, the Washington Examiner has confirmed.

Gallup's editor-in-chief Frank Newport hasn't indicated whether Gallup would resume its tracking of the 2016 race once Republicans and Democrats have selected their nominees. He did note, however, that the polling firm will continue to survey voters' feelings toward each of the presidential hopefuls.

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