The Politico-GW Battleground Poll

During the 2010 election cycle, leading political news organization Politico joined the Battleground Poll team. The Battleground Poll is now formally recognized as the Politico-GW Battleground Poll. The George Washington University will continue to serve as the official archive for all past Battleground Polls conducted to date.

The George Washington University Battleground Poll is a collaborative bi-partisan survey produced by Republican strategist Ed Goeas of The Tarrance Group and Democrat Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners. This national polling program is unique to the industry, in that it offers the distinct perspectives of two top pollsters from different sides of the aisle. Battleground Polls are conducted, not for the benefit of any paying client, but to give the public a look at Americans’ opinions and an inside peek at strategic recommendations for both political parties.

Initiated in June 1991, the Battleground Polls have gained widespread media recognition as reliable bellwethers of national opinion and voters’ intentions. The Battleground data projected the outcome of the 1992, 1996, and 2004 presidential race more precisely than any other similar effort in the country, including those of the major TV networks and national newspapers. In addition, Battleground Polls have consistently been major predictors of what is going to happen in approaching Congressional elections.

Latest Battleground Poll

On August 24, 2017, The Tarrance Group along with its partners The George Washington University and Lake Research Partners is pleased to release the latest edition of The GW Battleground Poll. Check out the full results, including the questionnaire with percentages, overview PowerPoint slides, tables, and GOP analysis memo.



Previous Battleground Polls

Released December 6, 2016
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released October 13, 2016
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released May 11, 2015
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released December 11, 2014
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released September 3, 2014
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released March 25, 2014
Questionnaire Charts Tables GOP Analysis
Released January 22, 2014
Questionnaire Charts GOP Analysis  
Released November 4, 2013
Questionnaire Charts GOP Analysis  
Released December 10, 2012
Questionnaire Charts Tables  
Released November 6, 2012
Questionnaire Charts Tables  
Released May 4, 2012
Questionnaire Charts GOP Analysis  
Released February 2, 2012
Questionnaire Charts GOP Analysis