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The 2016 elections are upon us. With Talking Points Memo’s PollTracker app—one of the top apps from the 2012 and 2014 election seasons—you’ll have the very latest information about the political campaigns everyone’s going to be talking about, right at your fingertips.
Get up-to-the-minute data on key races for the 2016 presidential campaign, US Senate and governors’ seats, presidential approval, or issues like gun control or same-sex marriage. With PollTracker, you get the data you need—whether that’s an at-a-glance overview of the current situation, or a detailed look at individual polls or polling averages over time.
And with the ability to receive a push notification whenever a new poll is added to a contest you’re following, you’ll never miss an update.
Produced by TPM Media, the parent company of the popular political site Talking Points Memo, the PollTracker app uses TPM’s revolutionary PollTracker aggregation methodology to produce results that are truly forward-looking: they show where the data is going, not just where it's been.
Designed in consultation with renowned polling expert and political scientist Dr. Charles Franklin (University of Wisconsin), TPM’s methodology combines all available public polling into a sophisticated regression analysis.
In short, PollTracker is a must-have app for people who want to stay up-to-date on the political campaigns that are going to shape the country’s future for years to come.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Winner, minOnline Best of the Web Award – Smartphone Application (2013)
George Stephanopoulos, co-anchor of Good Morning America and host of This Week: “Lovin’ PollTracker – can’t beat the one-stop shopping.” (2012)
David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief, Mother Jones magazine: “A political junkie's dream come true. [...] Here's an easy-to-use app and a data goldmine — the horse race goes digital!” (2012)
Jonathan Alter, journalist and author: “To stay current nowadays, you need 24-hour mobile access to the most current polling data in all the races or you're at serious risk of embarrassing yourself. What if I went on TV and said that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown were even when she was really up by 2 points? I'd look like an idiot. PollTracker Mobile makes me look smarter than I really am.” (2012)
Jake Levin, founder of Electric Objects, former general manager at Digg and Betaworks: “TPM's Polltracker app is like crack for politics junkies.” (2012)
Marc McKinnon, global vice-chairman of Hill & Knowlton Strategies and co-founder of No Labels: “Crack for political junkies: new polling app. Most up-to-date polls everywhere, with cool graphs, history, all the candy: Polltracker.” (2012)
Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio talk show host and political contributor: “I've got this new app I picked up on the iPhone over the weekend. It's a poll tracker. Every poll in the world, I got a notification alert.” (2012)
Barron’s: “Personal Pollster: PollTracker is the political app of the moment…the must-have campaign app of this political season” (2012)
Forbes: #2, "5 Essential Mobile Apps for Election Season" (2012)
Mashable: Ranked #2, “Inform Your Vote With These 6 Presidential Campaign Apps” (2012)
U.S. News and World Report: #4, “Top 10 Smartphone Apps for the 2012 Campaign” (2012)
Reader’s Digest: #3, “The Six Apps You Need This Election Season”
Black Enterprise: #1, “Three Must-Have Election Tracking Tools” (2012)
Venture Beat: Ranked #7 on “The 11 Best Election Apps to Keep You in the Know” (2012)
What's New in Version 2.1.10
2.1.10: Bug fixes.
Poll Tracker Needs Work
A good idea but it needs work! I have tried to set up Polls I am following numerous times and no matter what I am trying to follow the app pulls up the poll after I tap submit but when I tap the polls I am following tab It tells me I have none and directs me to find polls to follow! As a result I don't get notifications of new polls!
At this point it is not a fully functional app!
I like this app. Some oversights though -- very strange that presidential poll notifications don't tell you which state they're coming from. Real confusing when they first come in.
I liked this app but it has lost all "My follows" twice now so I give up. Too much effort to keep putting all the info back again. Sorry it's not working