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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Track Polls in (Almost) Real Time

With the presidential race coming around the home stretch (I get a nickle for every horse-race cliche I use), polling results are now being made available online, almost as soon as results are calculated.

The Washington Post poll is updated by 6:30 PM each day, and the site offers trend charting and other interesting survey information.

The USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll is also available online, though not updated as frequently. The site also offers polls taken in "battleground" states.

The Rasmussen Tracking Poll is also online -- though with fewer interactive tools -- and is updated daily at noon.

PollingReport.com tracks a number of prominent national and regional polls, updating them as soon as new numbers are available.