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Campaign Speeches & Advertisements
Polls & Public Opinion of Candidates & Issues
Pew Research Center: U.S. Politics & Policy
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
iPOLL This link opens in a new window
Search an archive of public opinion polls from US and international polling firms since 1935 on topics such as social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, science, the environment, and more. Note: You must create an account to download the datasets. (Cornell University)
Historical Election Information
Election & Democracy Statistics
Virginia State Board of Elections
The VSBE provides information on elections and election statistics.
Election Results (Federal Election Commission)
Every two years, the Commission publishes Federal Elections, a compilation of the official, certified federal election results obtained from each state’s election office and other official sources. Provides primary, runoff, and general election results for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and, when applicable, U.S. President.
United States Historical Election Returns Series (ICPSR)
ICPSR's holdings of historical election data cover the years 1788-1990 and consist of several discrete datasets that contain county- and state-level returns for all elections to the offices of president, governor, United States senator, and United States representative.
Voter Registration & Turnout
PolicyMap This link opens in a new window
Data on turnout and election results down to the county level.
Social Explorer This link opens in a new window
Create reports and maps based on US Census data and demographic information. Create an account on the site to save your maps. (Social Explorer)
Census Quick Facts
The U.S. Census Bureau's Quick Facts allows you to easily find demographic information for states, counties, and cities.
SimplyAnalytics This link opens in a new window
Access business, consumer, and market data from a variety of sources, including Neilsen, Simmons, and the Census Bureau. Using this data, you can build reports, export data, and create maps. Choose "Sign in as a guest" or create a personal account in order to save your work. Note: Only 10 users may access this database at one time. (SimplyAnalytics)