Topic: “VoteCast”

Posted in Behind the News

How AP calls a race at poll close

, by Lauren Easton

On Super Tuesday, AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner in California as soon as polls closed at 8 p.m. PT— one of four such race calls made that night as polls closed in a state.

Posted in Behind the News

Stellar night for AP race calling

, by Lauren Easton

A night of fast and accurate race calls by The Associated Press on Super Tuesday culminated as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. PT, when AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner of the night’s biggest prize.

Posted in Announcements

Emily Swanson named AP director of public opinion research

, by Patrick Maks

Deputy Managing Editor for Operations David Scott announced on Monday that polling editor Emily Swanson will be AP’s new director of public opinion research. Here is his memo to staff: 

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.

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