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Interactive Poll Aggregators

The following poll aggregators are publicly available:

Canadian:

American:

For a review of criticisms, as well as tips for evaluating poll aggregators, check out Natalie Jackson's article, The Rise of Poll Aggregation and Election Forecasting, in the Oxford Handbook of Polling and Polling Methods.

Election Results

The following is a selection of election results resources that are publicly available:

Canadian:

  • Voter Turnout at Federal Elections and Referendums - Elections Canada 
  • Ridings - Parliament of Canada. "List of ridings represented in the House of Commons from 1867 to today."  Includes the name of the current member of parliament as well as descriptions of ridings.   Allows users to follow the history of a riding throughout changes made to its boundaries.
  • Elections and Candidates - Parliament of Canada.  Provides detailed profiles about general elections and by-elections with information about all candidates, their ridings, political party, and number of votes.
  • Elections and Ridings - Parliament of Canada.  Provides links to various resources, including Women Candidates in General Elections, Women's Right to Vote in Canada, and Incumbents who did or did not seek re-election.

American

  • For information and links to resources related to election results, check out the Library of Congress' U.S. Election Statistics web guide.

Opinion Polls

The following is a selection of subscription-based resources available through the University of Toronto Libraries.  If you're connecting from off-campus, you will need to enter your UTORid and password.

Visit the Data & Statistical Resources at the UTM Library for more opinion poll resources.