Every public event, trend, and controversy floats in a sea of public opinion, as represented by the polls. And the polls not only reflect what people think, they arguably shape what they do. Most recently, the surge of public support for gay marriage and the retreat of public support for gun control have affected politicians' actions regarding each cause. One aggregator does a great job of getting a handle on all this information: PollingReport.com (PR;pollingreport.com). PR organizes recent and retrospective polling data from dozens of prominent pollsters that cover top political, economic, business, and social issues. PR, which is a free public Web site, is produced by The Polling Report, a subscription publication that has been distributing polling information and analysis since 1985.
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