Looking at polling trends for 2008 and 2004

One of the things I’m interested in, since I actually got this project off this early, is past polling trends in elections. In this post I want to look at 2008, just because it was the last Presidential election, but I also want to look at 2004, since a lot of people seem to feel that 2012 is similar to it in that a weak incumbent has the advantage over an even weaker challenger.

RCP has the collecting polling averages for both 2008 and 2004.

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