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Spin Control: Let’s talk about polls

Some basic rules of polls.


Jordan edges closer to Little, poll shows

A survey released recently shows that Medicaid expansion is likely blazing a trail for gubernatorial hopeful Paulette Jordan.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs preseason polls, listed among title contenders

The college basketball season is five months away, but Gonzaga isn’t standing still in the polls or the opinion of Las Vegas oddsmakers. Way-too-early polls and national championship odds have …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Polls open for Idaho’s crowded, contested primary elections

With polling stations open across the state, Idaho voters began casting ballots in several competitive and crowded races Tuesday morning.


Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Polling shift suggests Britain’s election may be more exciting – and unpredictable – than expected

When Britain’s June 8 snap election was announced just a few weeks ago, the outcome seemed a done deal. Prime Minister Theresa May would extend her Conservative government’s majority in …


Iran: Rouhani leads initial count; over 70 percent turnout

Iran’s incumbent President Hassan Rouhani has a commanding 58 percent lead over his rivals in an initial and partial count of votes in the election, according to official figures announced …


Polls open in first Iran presidential vote since atomic deal

Iranians began voting Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over …


Education, late deciders drove problems with 2016’s polls

Voters in key swing states who settled on a candidate just before Election Day, along with polls that surveyed too few voters without a college degree, were among the culprits …


Loss stings, but Gonzaga’s goals remain the same

Before Saturday, the Zags seemed immune to the wonderful zaniness that is college basketball.


Gonzaga’s Karnowski, Bakamus enjoy return trip to No. 1

They picked up the nicknames ‘Shrek’ and ‘Donkey’ when they arrived on campus five years ago.


First things first: Gonzaga entertains Toreros

Is it a slam-dunk Gonzaga will be ranked No. 1 when the polls are released Monday? Nope. Is it an open 5-footer on the low block that the Zags are …


Obama says ‘we will’ retaliate against Russia for election hacking

President Barack Obama said the United States will retaliate against Russia over its malicious cyberactivity during this year’s election, in an interview that will air Friday on National Public Radio.


Gonzaga climbs to No. 11 in polls

Gonzaga moved up three spots to No. 11 in the AP and USA Today college basketball rankings.


Idaho secretary of state reflects on Election Day as poll worker

Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says he has a new appreciation for county clerks and election staff after spending two days as a poll worker in North Idaho.


Polls show Clinton with narrow edge five days before election

Five days from the U.S. presidential election, polls released Thursday showed the race narrowing, with Democrat Hillary Clinton holding on to a slim lead over Republican Donald Trump.


Attacks fly right and left in sprint to Nov. 8

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump each launched fresh attacks against the other on Monday, signaling that harshly negative closing arguments may dominate the final two …


Polls are ‘phony,’ Trump insists; ‘we are winning’

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his worsening campaign struggles on “phony polls” from the “disgusting” media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the …


Trump battles history in trying to overcome current deficit in polls

The polls are coming fast and furious right now, and they’re increasingly bad for Donald Trump. In fact, we can now say this: Were Trump to actually win, it would …


Polls show Clinton rising in key states

With the first two debates of the general election finished and early voting starting in many places, Hillary Clinton’s lead has strengthened in opinion polls in key states needed to …


Idaho county launches ‘food truck’ polls for early voting

In the state’s most populous Ada County, Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane designed food truck-inspired voting stations to entice voters to cast ballots early for the general election.


Eye on Boise: Crapo’s opponent says D.C. has changed him for the worse

Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo’s Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill, is criticizing Crapo over his 2013 DUI conviction, saying it shows that Washington has changed him.


Putin-polling is a dangerous business

Russia’s designation of its most respected polling agency as a foreign agent last week, hobbling the Yury Levada Centre, shows the extraordinary challenges pollsters face in the country.


Froma Harrop: Pollsters were biggest losers

What long-range polls really show is how well Bernie would do if he were the nominee and Republicans let his politics, writings and personal history skate into November without comment.


Amy Goodman: Dim the polls, spotlight the issues

Why should it matter who others are voting for? Let each person make his or her decision on how to vote not on polling numbers, but on the actual positions …


Donald Trump trails Ted Cruz in latest national poll

For the first time in months, Donald Trump has lost the lead in a major national poll, falling behind Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


Gonzaga men hold firm in basketball polls; Wiltjer honored again

Another week without movement at the top of the men’s college basketball polls, another weekly honor for junior forward Kyle Wiltjer. Gonzaga (28-1) remained No. 3 in the Associated Press …


Pollsters find broad support for immigration bill

BOISE – A new statewide poll shows Idaho voters strongly in support of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill now being debated in the U.S. Senate, with 67 percent …


It’s official: Gonzaga No. 1 in college basketball

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have gone where no Zags have gone before. The Bulldogs reached No. 1 in the AP men’s basketball poll Monday for the first time in program history. …


At No. 2, GU matches best ranking

Gonzaga has reached new heights in the AP college basketball poll, checking in at No. 2. The Bulldogs’ previous high was No. 3 in the final two weeks of the …