Pollster08R Documentation

2008 U.S. Presidential Election Polls


Polls for 2008 U.S. presidential election


A dataset with 102 observations on the following 11 variables.

PollTaker Polling organization
PollDates Dates the poll data were collected
MidDate Midpoint of the polling period
Days Number of days after August 28th (end of Democratic convention)
n Sample size for the poll
Pop A=all, LV=likely voters, RV=registered voters
McCain Percent supporting John McCain
Obama Percent supporting Barack Obama
Margin Obama percent minus McCain percent
Charlie Indicator for polls after Charlie Gibson interview with VP candidate Sarah Palin (9/11)
Meltdown Indicator for polls after Lehman Brothers bankruptcy (9/15)


The file Pollster08 contains data from 102 polls that were taken during the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaign. These data include all presidential polls reported on the internet site pollster.com that were taken between August 29th, when John McCain announced that Sarah Palin would be his running mate as the Republican nominee for vice president, and the end of September.


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