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POLI 170: Research Methods in Political Science: Parties, Polls, Elections


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Parties, Polls, Elections

Party Web Sites


Links to National Party Sites Links to California Party Sites (Qualified)
Constitution Party American Independent Party
<--- CA affiliate of Constitution Party)
Democratic Party California Democratic Party
Green Party Green Party of California
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party of California
Peace and Freedom Party Peace and Freedom Party
Republican Party California Republican Party
60+ Other Political Parties
(Project Vote Smart)
Parties Attempting to Qualify in California


Polls and Polling

  • National Council on Public Polls
    "Since 1969, this association of polling organizations has aimed to set ethical standards for pollsters and increase public knowledge about polls."
  • On Politics Data Directory (from Washington Post)
    "The Data Directory is a guide to public opinion data published on the Internet by nonpartisan organizations."

Independent Sources for Information

  • (Annenberg Public Policy Center - University of Pennsylvania)
    FactCheck tries to "hold politicians accountable" for what they say.
  • Fair Vote (Center for Voting and Democracy)
  • (Center for Responsive Politics)
    Follow the money that finances election campaigns.
  • Project Vote Smart
    This site is dedicated to educating voters. They offer a wide range of resources on politics, elections, and candidates. One very interesting element is interest group ratings of legislators.
  • Smart Voter (League of Women Voters)
    Provides lots of information regarding upcoming elections nationally and in California.


Last Revised by Sophia Neuhaus on September 2, 2010

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