EAS 562 · Professor Steven L. Yaffee
Resources on Candidates
Vote Smart: A site with a lot of information: biographical data,
campaign finances, issue positions, voting records, interest group
ratings, legislation status, issues links, and more!
- Politics1.com State Pages: By state, links to
information about State and Congressional Candidates (including their own
websites), state parties, and local news sources.
- ProQuest Congressional: (UMich
only, requires library password) State profiles and biographical
information. Database of local and regional newspapers is also an
excellent resource for local coverage of races.
are candidates getting their money? Contribution reports broken down by
geographic area, and interest groups; personal financial disclosures, and
more. Sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Party Time: Tracks political fundraising events, providing information
on who's fundraising and where.
Call Online: Capitol Hill's newspaper. Includes election analyses and
odds on the outcomes.
Polling Report : Curious about what Americans are thinking? Poll
results compiled from multiple news organizations. For politics, primarily
focused on Presidential race.
Policy Polling: Polling firm based in North Carolina that provides
polling data on political races throughout the country.
- The Gallup Organization: Gallup Poll results related
to Politics & Elections, including trends on Presidential approval,
favorability ratings of key political personalities, ratings of Congress,
and special interest groups.
Thirty Eight: This website, named after the number of electors in the
electoral college, provides polling info, the return on campaign funds by
state, and the electoral history of states.
- The Cook Political
Report: This resource was founded in 1984 as an independent,
non-partisan newsletter that analyzes US elections and campaigns as well
as political trends.