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Clinton tries, again, to share warmer side
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Elections Presumptive nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Poll Candidate
Hillary Clinton’s email server is why this race is even close
A new poll shows 62 percent says it's "an important indicator of her character."
243 points by The Washington Post | Voting E-mail President of the United States Poll Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 Voter turnout
Colombians would vote in favor of peace in plebiscite - poll
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian voters will back a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels in a plebiscite, according to an opinion poll released on Friday, in encouraging news for President Juan Manuel Santos, who wants the electorate to ratify the measure to end more than 50 years of war.
25 points by Reuters | Colombia Álvaro Uribe Reuters Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Poll Voting Voting system Thomson Reuters
Why Arizona is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect the state's 11 electoral votes.
2 points by The Washington Post | Voting Voter turnout President of the United States Bill Clinton Election Poll George W. Bush Democratic Party
Clinton lead over Trump shrinks in swing states
The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in some battleground states is tightening, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released Thursday.         
511 points by Arizona Republic | Bill Clinton Poll Donald Trump Southern United States Voting Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Tennessee
For the Record: This election isn't a popularity contest
A split between the popular vote and the electoral vote hasn't happened for 16 years, so it's officially retro now.       
19 points by USA Today | George W. Bush Voting Elections Election President of the United States Poll Hillary Rodham Clinton Donald Trump
Clinton's lead over Trump shrinks in swing state polls
The race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in some battleground states is tightening, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing Stat...       
511 points by USA Today | Bill Clinton Poll Donald Trump Southern United States Voting Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Tennessee
Voters are finding it harder to commit than usual, posing a challenge for Clinton and Trump
Campaign 2016 updates: Voters struggle to commit, presenting a challenge for Trump and Clinton Sept. 8, 2016, 4:24 a.m. Donald Trump will stop in Cleveland, Ohio today. Hillary Clinton heads to Kansas City, Mo., for the National Baptist Convention. Voters are finding it harder than usual to commit...
630 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Poll Barack Obama Elections Election President of the United States Democracy Hillary Rodham Clinton
Meet quiet, cuddle cat Olive: Cleveland Cutest Cat finalist (photos, poll)
Meet Olive, a finalist in cleveland.com's Cutest Cat contest. This shy kitty may be cautious around new humans, but has firmly ensconced herself as ruler over the other animals in her home. LYNDHURST, Ohio - Olive is on the shy side with people, but the cat has no problem establishing who is the queen of the Kuhns' household when it comes to the family's pot-bellied pig, Milkshakes. Olive enjoys sitting atop her cat palace -- strategically placed by the kitchen door -- so she can watch over him from relative safety inside their Lyndhurst home. "In many ways, she likes to torture him because he is always penned up in the kitchen and she has the run of the household," said Dorothy Kuhns. Olive is one of 10 finalists vying for the title of Greater Cleveland's Cutest Cat (see all 10 contenders). Vote early and often in the poll below, which is open until March 31 at 10 a.m. This quiet 1-year-old Scottish Fold is an affectionate, sweet-tempered family cat who enjoys cuddling with her humans when it's family TV time, especially with 10-year-old Kieran. "She enjoys being with her family, but takes a bit of time to warm up to unfamiliar faces," said Dorothy Kuhns. "Once she is comfortable, she will get close and cuddle up. She loves to just hang out, laying on her back or sitting 'Buddha' style. She is an extremely chill cat." Olive came to the family when it was clear Kieran was struggling each time the family, who volunteers as a foster home for adoptable cats, had to give up one of their charges to a new family. Deciding to surprise him with his own kitty for his birthday, the family chose the Scottish Fold breed for its reputation as family-friendly. Olive was found as the result of an Internet search for Scottish Folds for sale. She was the runt of her litter, and while blessed with a beautiful coat and piercing blue eyes, the family she was born to didn't want her because she was so small. When his birthday arrived, Kieran was presented with a box containing a stuffed cat. When his face registered confusion over the gift, the toy animal was quickly replaced with Olive. "I was so happy, I cried," he said. Because she was so small when she was born, this sweetie suffers from digestive issues, so the Kuhns are careful with her diet, though they say she does love chicken. When it comes to tricks, Kieran said she has "no tricks, just being 'adorable.'" You can vote for Olive, or any of the 10 finalists, below. To see the latest standings, vote in the poll or click view results. The winner will be determined by reader votes (80 percent), combined with that of a celebrity panel of three judges (10 percent) and a panel of kid judges (10 percent).  
15 points by The Plain Dealer | Cat Family Love Voting Pot-bellied pig Scottish Fold I Cried Poll
Letter: A cynical solution
A cynical solutionWith no honest rationale, Senate Bill 3 would make it harder for new voters to participate in our elections. College students would be the largest group affected.SB 3 changes the form used by anyone registering to vote on election day or within the 30 days leading up to it. It take...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Democracy Election Elections Poll Plurality voting system Voting system Voter turnout
Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing a sworn statement instead of showing a photo ID.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Election Elections Voting Voting system Voter turnout Democracy Poll Plurality voting system
Letter: Wrong venue in Alton
Wrong venue in AltonThe Alton board of selectmen, despite public objection, has decided to hold the March 2017 public voting at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, a Catholic church. Apparently, the separation between church and state has little meaning in Alton.I can easily imagine people of other religio...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Katharine Drexel Bishop Poll Election Roman Catholic Church Christianity Catholic Church
Jakarta governor heading to run-off election despite blasphemy trial
Stephen FellerFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The mayor of Jakarta who is currently on trial for blasphemy, holds a lead in the vote for his reelection but is most likely headed for a run-off vote in April.
3 points by UPI | Voting Election United Press International Democracy Politics of Indonesia Indonesia Qur'an Poll
Letter: Guilty as charged
Guilty as chargedI confess. I did it. On Nov. 8, 2016, I drove to every one of New Hampshire’s 259 cities, towns and unincorporated places and voted for Clinton 11 times in each, giving her a state lead of more than 2,700 votes over Mr. Tangerine Man. It was challenging, but I managed. In Eaton (pop...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Voting Democracy Voting system Election Poll Elections Bill Clinton Voter turnout
My Turn: Why N.H. voter laws must be revisited
For approximately 12 years, there have been many questions regarding possible voter fraud in New Hampshire. During the last three years, Granite State Taxpayers has been very active in attempting to get answers from the attorney general’s office, with no result. In 2012, approximately 1,770 cards we...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Voting New Hampshire Democracy Election Poll Voter registration Voting system New England
Michigan poll: Don't repeal Obamacare without replacement
A new poll indicates only 8% of Michigan voters want Obamacare repealed without a replacement in place        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Health insurance President of the United States Health care Poll United States United States House of Representatives United States Congress Republican Party
Election official wants to ban guns from Nevada polling places
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told a state Assembly panel on Tuesday that lawmakers should consider banning guns from polling places to guard against voter intimidation.
308 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Elections Voter turnout Voting Legislature Poll Election Voter registration Nevada
Audit: Early voting law imposes unfunded mandate on cities
BOSTON — Auditor Suzanne Bump has determined portions of the state's early voting law impose an unfunded mandate on local governments and those costs should instead be picked up by the state.Bump looked into the law at the request of Woburn and 0xford.Bump pointed to a requirement that cities and towns set up polling locations during the early voting period prior to the November election. The locations must be staffed and provide privacy for voters.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Elections Democracy Election Voting Law Poll State Plurality voting system
Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results
NEW YORK (AP) — Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation's…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Voting Voting system Election Elections President of the United States Poll Voter turnout Donald Trump
The White House tells media to ask Kris Kobach to prove there's voter fraud. They do. He doesn't.
In three appearances, Kobach offers no proof of wide-scale voter fraud.
5774 points by The Washington Post | Voting Democracy Election Voting system Plurality voting system Voter turnout Poll Democratic mundialization
Trump aide Stephen Miller pushes false story of vote fraud
WASHINGTON — Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Elections Voter turnout Voting Election Voting system Democracy Poll
Americans aren’t rejecting Trump’s immigration ban outright, but it has a tough road ahead
Early support is closely tied to Trump's approval rating, but voters may be swayed by different arguments
101 points by The Washington Post | Terrorism Poll Voting Immigration Question Refugee Plurality voting system Polling in Tirol
Red voters in a blue sea, these Pennsporters remain all in for Trump

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Voting Democracy Poll Election Plurality voting system
Mexican national sentenced to 8 years in prison in Texas voter fraud case
A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box. Rosa Maria Ortega, 37, was convicted in Fort Worth this week on two felony counts...
913 points by Chicago Tribune | Voting Democracy Felony Election Poll Voting system Elections Fort Worth Texas
Lawyer: Pro-Trump mindset behind 8-year voter fraud sentence
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for a Mexican national sentenced to eight years in prison for voter fraud in Texas said that President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims of election rigging was "the 800-pound gorilla" in the jury box.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Voting Democracy Voting system Poll Election Elections Voter turnout Plurality voting system
Poll: Support for Trump slipping among Michigan women, independents
Northern Michigan, Macomb County still strong for President Donald Trump, support declining elsewhere.        
1033 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Voting Bill Clinton Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Poll Illinois
Support for President Donald Trump still solid in Michigan, poll says
Northern Michigan, Macomb County still strong for President Donald Trump, support declining elsewhere.        
1033 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Voting Bill Clinton Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Poll Illinois
Support for President Donald Trump still solid in Michigan
Northern Michigan, Macomb County still strong for President Donald Trump, support declining elsewhere.        
1033 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Voting Bill Clinton Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Poll Illinois
Two dozen nominees for Tweet of the Week as Twitter regains its sense of humor
To receive an email alert each week when this poll goes live, just email me and I'll put you on the Change of Subject newsletter list! You can also go to the Trib's newsletter subscription page to sign up. Click the box next to each tweet that amuses you -- no limit to the number of choices. Voting...
101 points by Chicago Tribune | English-language films Real number Poll
New Hampshire debates tightening voter eligibility laws
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A slew of bills aimed at tightening New Hampshire's voting laws are before lawmakers for hearings this week. The Republicans sponsoring the bills say they're needed to ensure a fair voting process, while critics allege they'll clamp down on voting rights of certain groups. Among the ...
5 points by The Washington Times | Voting Democracy Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont Elections Election Poll
Couple of 22 years divorcing over Trump vote
They’re divorcing over The Donald.
18896 points by Daily News | Voting Election Poll Washington Democracy United States
Texas Take: September 7, 2016
Texas Take for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Voting Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Poll Bill Clinton George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 Arkansas
The 2016 Race: Hillary Clinton’s Lead Has Shrunk: How to Assess the Polls
She’s no longer leading by seven or eight points, but we’ll get a clearer picture soon of where she stands as high-quality polls roll in.
8383 points by The New York Time | Poll Voting Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Opinion poll Barack Obama United States Senate election in New York 2006
President Trump's simplistic, illogical worldview, in one tweet
By telling his supporters to doubt all negative polls, Trump is asking for complete autonomy.
6179 points by The Washington Post | Opinion poll Poll Voting World War III
Equating bad polls with fake news, Trump further inflates his surreality bubble
Trump claims to decide based on data — and that polls are fake. Which is it?
2569 points by The Washington Post | Voting Poll Donald Trump Election Ivana Trump Fraud Fred Trump
Trump gives 'fake news' sneer at polls critical of travel ban order
Trump tweets takes aim at critics even as executive order is locked in legal battle.
46 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Opinion poll NBC Poll Palm Beach Florida Voting United States Franklin D. Roosevelt
The 2016 national polls are looking less wrong after final election tallies
The vast majority of polls were close to the result — but they tended to miss in one direction.
538 points by The Washington Post | Opinion poll Voting Sampling Poll Election Elections Shy Tory Factor Percentage point
Letter: Principles and common ground
Principles and common groundRob Fried, in his plea to understand our neighbors who voted for Donald Trump, falls into the trap of underestimating the racial, homophobic, anti-immigrant and sexist attitudes of Trump voters (Monitor Forum, Jan. 28). Polling after the election reveals that 53 percent...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama African American Poll Voting Democratic Party George W. Bush
Your partisanship, visualized
An interactive look at the deep partisan split in America.
21 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Precinct United States The Los Angeles Times Poll LOOK Barack Obama
Do Americans support Trump's immigration action? Depends on who's asking, and how.
Three polls tell three different stories on the immigration ban.
711 points by The Washington Post | Opinion poll Voting President of the United States Poll Question Rasmussen Reports Middle East Election
More Mainers voted on 4 referendums than presidential race
Mainers may be more passionate about guns, marijuana and the minimum wage than about the nation's next leader
21 points by The Boston Globe | Election Voting Elections Minimum wage Poll Referendum President of the United States Employment
Polls may be making voters worse at predicting elections
And journalists are concerned too.
190 points by The Washington Post | Voting Poll Election Mass media Percentage point Prediction Opinion poll Forecasting
Being a Washington insider is a negative for more voters than being gay
Thirty-one percent say they would be less likely to vote for someone with experience in Washington, compared with 26 percent for being gay.
19 points by The Washington Post | Mitt Romney Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Romney Bill Clinton Donald Trump Democracy Plurality voting system Poll
How America decided, at the last moment, to elect Donald Trump
How late-deciders snatched victory from the jaws of the Clinton campaign.
5138 points by The Washington Post | Elections Voting Election President of the United States Poll Donald Trump United States Senate U.S. state
After Trump and Brexit, All Eyes Are on Italian Referendum
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Dec. 4 referendum—on changes designed to make it easier to pass laws—is the next opportunity for voters in a major economy to give the establishment another kicking.
8119 points by The Wall Street Journal | Democracy Italy Constitutional monarchy Donald Trump Voting Constitution Poll United Kingdom
Why the pollsters were so wrong
The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat and expectant.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Voting Democracy Election Poll Hillary Rodham Clinton Scientific method Behavior Telephone
The 2016 Race: How One 19-Year-Old Illinois Man Is Distorting National Polling Averages
The U.S.C/Los Angeles Times poll has consistently been an outlier, showing Donald Trump in the lead or near the lead.
23237 points by The New York Times | Voting Poll Democracy Weight Election Hillary Rodham Clinton Weighted mean Black people
Battleground Cuyahoga - Baldwin Wallace partnership with cleveland.com offers insight into local public opinion
Explaining how the Battleground Cuyahoga polls were conduction, in a partnership between cleveland.com, Advance Ohio, and Baldwin Wallace University's Community Research Institute. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Baldwin Wallace University and cleveland.com today released the first polling results from a new partnership aimed at providing insight into the thoughts of Cuyahoga County voters. The initial polls - Battleground Cuyahoga - focus on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - augmenting statewide and national polling data widely available from other sources. Poll results in detail Going forward, the partnership will provide an opportunity to identify local opinions on any number of other issues important to Cuyahoga County residents. The Community Research Institute at Baldwin Wallace has been conducting scientific polls for the last 10 years. BW used the same methods for its Battleground Cuyahoga poll. As part of its partnership with Advance Ohio, which operates cleveland.com, BW also ran an identical online survey of cleveland.com readers in Cuyahoga County. That poll did not employ scientifically random methods of accepting participants, but otherwise relied on widely accepted survey methods. The two polls focused on the presidential race in Cuyahoga County because of the potential the county has of playing a big role in the selection of the next president. Clinton is heavily favored to win Cuyahoga County - the most Democratic county in Ohio - but the margin of victory may turn out to be very important. Why Cuyahoga County matters In 2012, Mitt Romney would have won Ohio if he could have persuaded 83,000 Barack Obama voters in Cuyahoga County to instead vote for him. He lost Cuyahoga County by 250,577 but won the combined vote in the rest of the state. Obama's statewide victory margin was 166,000 votes. About the new polls BW's Community Research Institute designed an online survey tool, tabulated the results and analyzed the data for both polls. Questions were formulated jointly by the institute and cleveland.com. Scientific methods traditionally used by BW were used for the BW poll. Respondents were randomly chosen from a pool of volunteers provided by Qualtrics, a research firm. With 800 respondents, the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. Identical questions were made available for the survey of cleveland.com readers. Some 1,859 responses were received. Since this group was not randomly chosen, a margin of error could not be calculated. Adjustments were made to the polling samples and results to reflect Cuyahoga County's race, gender and age makeup. This is a common practice in polling when particular groups may be under represented. Only likely voters were considered in each case. The two polls were conducted simultaneously to test whether the results from a survey of cleveland.com readers would be similar to those from a scientific poll. Test results Tom Sutton, director of the Community Research Institute and a professor of political science at BW, said that using cleveland.com readers for polling appears to be a reliable method of gauging opinions within the county. "Comparing the results to what we did (with the scientific random method), it's a valid indicator," Sutton said. Sutton said the cleveland.com poll benefited by the large number of responses - nearly 1,800 -  which help to offset some concerns about the respondents not being randomly chosen. But there were differences in the makeup of the two groups completing the surveys, key among them that the cleveland.com readers had higher incomes and were more highly educated than the random sample obtained separately by BW. People completing the survey from BW's random sample also were more likely not to express an opinion between Trump and Clinton. "I would speculate," said Lauren Copeland, associate director of the Community Research Institute, "that (in the random sample) we have a higher percentage who answered neither or unsure because the people who were selected into our sample did not necessarily have a high interest in the election. The people who chose to take the cleveland.com poll had an opinion that they wanted to express." The results in a question involving a head-to-head race between Trump and Clinton - without third-party options - indicates that may be the case. With BW's random sample, 10.2 percent said they were unsure whom they would vote for. Among the group taking part in the cleveland.com survey, only 1.8 percent said they were unsure. Election history, by county Yet, among those expressing a preference specifically for Trump or Clinton, the shares were nearly identical in each poll - close to 70 percent to 30 percent in Clinton's favor. When factoring in "neither" on the same question, Clinton's strength was a little stronger in the cleveland.com poll than in the random sample from BW. "We launched into this with the data experts at Baldwin Wallace with hopes we could draw on the massive cleveland.com audience to create an accurate, in-the-moment polling tool," said Chris Quinn, vice president of content at cleveland.com.  "At first blush, it looks like we have had some success, and I'm glad the folks at Baldwin Wallace want to continue working with us to refine it."  Rich Exner, data analysis editor for cleveland.com, writes about numbers on a variety of topics. Follow on Twitter @RichExner or see previous stories at cleveland.com/datacentral.
15 points by The Plain Dealer | Voting Poll Barack Obama Opinion poll Sampling Randomness Cuyahoga County Ohio United States presidential election 2008
Even the swing states where Trump and Clinton are tied aren't enough to hand him a win
Hillary Clinton appears to have survived one of her worst stretches on the presidential campaign, including concerns about her health, with her lead intact in some key battleground states, several new polls indicate. Surveys released this week delivered good news to Donald Trump in some states,...
433 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Poll Democratic Party President of the United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton Donald Trump United States presidential election 2008
Venezuela Electoral Council Sets High Bar for Maduro Vote
The alliance that opposes President Nicolás Maduro must collect 20% of all voter signatures in each state during a three-day period, making it highly unlikely the government will change.
154 points by The Wall Street Journal | Voting Elections Democracy Venezuela Election Referendum Voter turnout Poll