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Election Issues/Policy Resources

National Issues

Google Quotes

- lets you compare statements made by the candidates about important issues.

Pew Research Center

- contains data and analysis of 2008 Elections

- contains special reports about demographics, issues, and voting trends

CQ Researcher (via GALILEO@UGA)

- comprensive database of exhaustive reports about important policy issues in the United States.
- includes graphs, charts, historical information, and Pro v. Con commentary for every issue.

CQ Politics

- contains comprehensive analysis of the political climate by Congressionial Quarterly

CQ Weekly (via GALILEO@UGA)

- covers issues in national and Congressional politics

On the Issues.org

- contains aggregator of statements on issues by politicians, state and national.


- "Truth-O-Meter" analyzes candidate statements.

Policy File (via GALILEO@UGA)

- contains research and opinion papers from government agencies, think tanks, NGOs, IGOs, and research foundations.

- beware of bias! Many of these papers and reports are intended to argue a particular point of view, and can be one-sided.

NY Times Elections Page

CNN Elections 2008

MSNBC Election Page


State Issues

InsiderAdvantage Georgia (formerly Bill Shipp's Georgia) (via GALILEO@UGA)  

- covers issues in Georgia politics, state and national level


- covers political news by state