Topic: “AP VoteCast”

Posted in Announcements

AP adds 5 reporting teams to expand political coverage

, by Lauren Easton

News leaders announced on Wednesday the creation of five reporting teams to strengthen AP’s political coverage leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Posted in Industry Insights

Creating the new standard in election research

, by David Scott

Election polling is unlike any other kind of public opinion research, because you can measure your work against a known result – the actual tally of ballots cast. It means that when The Associated Press debuted AP VoteCast in the 2018 midterm elections, we’d know by the end of Election Day if our replacement for the in-person exit poll was a success.

Posted in Products and Services

Stellar debut for AP VoteCast

, by Lauren Easton

AP VoteCast, our new election survey of the American electorate developed with NORC at the University of Chicago, delivered impressive results in the U.S. midterm elections one week ago.

Posted in Industry Insights

Beyond exit polls: A new way to survey voters

, by Lauren Easton

In its search for new ways to survey a changing electorate, AP continued its experiments aimed at evolving the traditional, in-person exit poll in 2017, testing a new approach aimed at reaching both those who vote in person on Election Day and the increasing number of voters who cast ballots early — roughly 40 percent in 2016.