Best Of 2008: POLLS

Lots of historical stuff happened in 2008, but I think the most significant development of the year was HOW AWESOME ALL THE POLLS WERE. Hardcore MNFTIU-Heads will remember that I commissioned about 500 polls in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election, and everyone was so excited about my polls they jumped up and down!

Here’s my list of the TOP TEN POLLS OF 2008:

1. Zogby/PPP Red State Tracker (3/6/08):
M: 25%
O: 51%
H: 8%
G: 52%
(n = 9,035)

2. Newsweek Online (5/12/08):
M: 23%
O: 94%
(n = 25,473,075)

3. MNFTIU “Gut Check 9000″ (11/3/08):
M: 14,023,082
O: 12,953,087
(n = 325,303,117)

4. Fivethirtyeight.com Aggregate Sample (10/30/08):
X: 58,004
Y: 208,011

5. USA Today/Gallup Tracker (10/30/08):
M: 8,260,987,460,987
O: 3,874,670,308,923
(Remember how crazy everyone got after this poll was released? Amazing.)

6. Gallup Robocall Special (7/12/08):
“Don’t Know”: 40%
“Don’t Fear The Reaper”: 15%

7. Zogby/Zagat Spaghetti Poll About Who Cooks The Best Spaghetti (8/1/08):
David Rees: 100%!!!!

8. Gallip (Gallup knock-off –ed.) SuperPoll TM(11/1/08):
M: 762,345%
O: 569,034%
(I smashed a car window after this poll was released.)

9. “Ultra-Decimal” Brand Tracking Poll (9/15/08):
M: 25.00029
O: 83.28062
H: 8.000015
G: 625.8222

10. New York Times/Washington Post 2012 Preview Poll (12/2/08):
H: 2539845
J: 908348
L: 965390
P: 087360