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What companies provide results from the most recent polls?

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Gallup and the Pew Research Center are two companies devoted to creating and distributing polling data, and both are frequently quoted by media organizations for their excellent polling information and research methods. Both organizations gather polling data on many different subject areas, such as politics, the economy, education and health care.

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Gallup.com and PewReseach.org regularly update their past data sets so people can see clear historical trends in the polling information they provide. Their extensive use of clear and concise graphs and data tables make their information very user-friendly.

RasmussenReports.com collects polling data in many of the same subject areas as Gallup and Pew Research, but a subscription is required to access all of its data sets.

Public Policy Polling is a polling company with the focus of its data placed solely on the world of politics and elections. PublicPolicyPolling.com has quickly earned a great reputation for its accuracy in predicting election outcomes, as it correctly predicted every Senate race and each state's presidential electoral college votes in the 2012 election campaign.

Real Clear Politics provides the polling results of other media organizations in most Congressional, Senatorial, and presidential elections in the United States. RealClearPolitics.com gathers the polling data created by other companies and gives an average of all of the data available for particular political races.

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