This is getting to be pretty insane.
Two new national trackers are launching today: Insider Advantage, and Research 2000 (via Daily Kos). They’ll join Hotline, which just launched last week, and our old friends Gallup and Rasmussen.
At least eight pollsters look as though they’ll be churning out multiple state polls a week: Rasmussen, CNN/Time, PPP, SurveyUSA, Strategic Vision, InsiderAdvantage, Research 2000, and Quinnipiac.
Mason-Dixon is a little hard to predict, but usually does a lot of late-cycle polling and will probably be joining that list. Likewise with ARG. John Zogby’s polls are often maligned here, but his non-Internet polls aren’t bad, so I hope we’ll see some of those. Suffolk seems to want to broaden their horizons a bit. Gallup usually does some state-level polling late in the cycle. And then there are a whole number of state and regional pollsters.
Add it all up, and it looks like we’re going to be averaging something like 10-20 state polls and 6-7 national polls per weekday. In the last couple weeks of the election, we’ll also likely see some daily tracking polls at the state level, which could up the former number significantly.
As they say, you can’t tell the polls apart without a program, so stay tuned right here.