R Dataset / Package Stat2Data / Pollster08


On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Pollster08 data set which pertains to Pollster08. The Pollster08 data set is found in the Stat2Data R package. You can load the Pollster08 data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Pollster08"). This will load the data into a variable called Pollster08. If R says the Pollster08 data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Stat2Data") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Pollster08 R data set. The size of this file is about 5,755 bytes.



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 Barak 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 Mc- Cain announced that Sarah Palin would be his running mate as the Republican nominee for vice president, and the end of September.


Downloaded from pollster.com


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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Attachment Size
dataset-36689.csv 5.62 KB
Dataset License
GNU General Public License v2.0
Documentation License
GNU General Public License v2.0