Topic: “Race calls”

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.  

Posted in Behind the News

Calling the presidential race state by state

, by Lauren Easton

At 2:29 a.m. ET on Wednesday, The Associated Press called the race for Donald Trump in a Flash, reserved for news alerts of the highest importance.

Posted in Behind the News

Decision 2016: Calling the winners

, by Lauren Easton

With a history of calling election winners quickly and accurately for its member news organizations and customers in the U.S. and around the world, AP is poised to again do so on Nov. 8.

Posted in Behind the News

Decision 2016: It's 'about the voters'

, by Lauren Easton

With less than a week to go until Election Day, AP’s political team will be focusing not only on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but also on the voters who are deciding which candidate will become the next U.S. president.

Posted in Industry Insights

What AP learned about using online surveys to measure support for presidential candidates

, by Lauren Easton

After commissioning an experiment designed to test new ways to survey voters who cast ballots early, AP updates its findings, using new breakdowns of advance and Election Day voting in the Florida primary.

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