Politicians and Political Scientists alike use Polls and Data to measure:
1. The mood or beliefs of citizens (Opinion Polls)
2. Economic and Social Indicators (Economic Data, Census Data, Household Income, etc.)
3. Data related to Interest Groups and their influence on Government
To find Polling Data consult the Polling Data Box Below.
To find Economic and Social Data, visit our Government Documents Library Guide with links to City, Provincial, Federal and International Data sites.
To find Data related to Political Advocacy and Government, see the Political Contributions Box Below
Manitoba Polling Data
Canadian Polling Data
Canadian Aggregator Public Opinion Sites
American Polling Data
Aggregate American Polling Data Sites
This synopsis of electoral polls uses Nate Silvers Forecast Model to project likely winners. Broader electoral polling information can be found at the FiveThirtyEight main site.
In the past the New York Times polling site was known as FiveThirtyEight and run by Nate Silver. Nate Silver now has a different site for his projections (see site above).
"Citizens, journalists, and programmers can now view, search, sort, filter, and visualize (with charts, line graphs, bar graphs, scatter plots, and timelines) federal campaign contributions using Google Fusion Tables. Data can also be merged with outside databases, and visualizations can be easily embedded into blogs, media sites, and more."