Hurricane Sandy And Polling

Gallup did not run its national tracking poll last night due to Hurricane Sandy:

Gallup has suspended polling for its daily tracking as of Monday night and will reassess on a day-to-day basis. The ultimate effect on the overall picture of polling between now and this weekend, including election polling, will depend on what happens as a result of the storm, about which we will have a better understanding of on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. 

IBD/TIPP followed suit. It’s unclear what others, such as The Washington Post, will do, but Rasmussen evidently did poll last night since its morning release has Romney ahead of Obama by two points. 

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Scott O says:

    Doug, you may be in need of a priority adjustment.

  2. Janis Gore says:

    Do you read your own damned comments, Doug.

    You have a large community here. We have people we need to account for. Write a post inviting people to report in.

    Dammit! Academics, phhhtttt!

  3. Janis Gore says:

    I am being swiftly driven insane by people who don’t have a lick of common sense.