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The 2014 midterm elections are approaching fast. With the newest version of Talking Points Memo’s PollTracker app—one of the top apps from the 2012 election season—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 US Senate and governors’ seats, presidential approval, issues like gun control or same-sex marriage, or even the 2016 presidential campaign. With the new 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.
This completely-revamped version of PollTracker is optimized for iOS7, meaning it’s faster and more powerful than ever before.
In addition to all the latest polling, the new PollTracker app prominently features the latest analysis from TPM reporters on campaigns and issues.
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 2.0.23
Minor bug fixes and usability improvements.
This App is a Must Have
This is a great app for political junkies as well as casual observers. It has all of the latest polls in an easy-to-read format.
Best Polling App Around
The best and most recent data available. Easily the best poll tracking app I've used.
App needs some updating to speed up on election information. It tends to be extremely slow and taking a huge amount of time between updates of these elections.
It's a great idea but needs some work.