Client for the HuffPost Pollster API

Client for the HuffPost Pollster API, which provides access to U.S. polls on elections and political opinion.


pollstR 2.0.0

  • This is complete rewrite of the package for new Pollster API v2. It is new API and backwards incompatible with previous verions of PollstR.
  • Added pkgdown documentation
  • Converted NEWS to

pollstR 1.5.0

  • pollster_chart_data and pollster_house_effects return data frames without additional pollster specific classes.
  • Fix typos in documentation

pollstR 1.4.0

  • Renamed functions to start with pollster_ since I kept misstyping them. However, the old function names beginnning with pollstr_ still work.
  • Renamed the classes returned by pollster functions to start with pollster_.
  • Added function pollster_chart_data which returns all polls related to a chart.
  • Added function pollster_house_effects which returns the pollster house effects for a chart.
  • Pollster API changes: deprecated topic argument in pollstr_polls (#11); added question argument to pollstr_polls (#12)
  • Edited and rewrote much of the vignette. The new example uses the 2016 General Election between Clinton and Trump.
  • Miscellaneous non-user facing rewrites to code to make it more robust.

pollstR 1.3.0

  • Add page and max_pages arguments to pollster_charts function since the charts method in the API now takes a page argument. #10

pollstR 1.2.2

  • Add Drew Linzer as original author
  • Bugfix: Removes polls where questions are incomplete so as not to cause errors. #8 (Thanks @olliemcdonald)

pollstR 1.2.1


  • Add showall argument to pollstr_charts and pollstr_polls

pollstR 1.1.1

  • Bugfix: ensure that character vectors do not get converted to factors
  • Added section in documentation on errors in functions

pollstR 1.1.0

  • Bugfix: Update to new API # pollstR polls.
  • Move testthat tests to inst

pollstR 1.0.2

  • Bugfix: fix test failures due to API change.
  • Remove tests brittle to API changes so fewer CRAN check failures

pollstR 1.0.1

  • Bugfix: did not convert some election date fields

pollstR 1.0.0

  • submit to CRAN

pollstR 0.2.0

Merge with This is a complete rewrite of the client.

  • getchart replaced with pollstr_charts. Returns class pollstr_charts.
  • getchart replaced with pollstr_chart. Returns class pollstr_chart.
  • getpolls replaced with pollstr_polls. Returns class pollstr_polls.
  • xml API access no longer available.

# pollstR 0.1

  • Initial package release

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2.0.0 by Jeffrey B. Arnold, a year ago

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Authors: Jeffrey B. Arnold [aut, cre], Thomas J. Leeper [aut], Drew Linzer [aut]

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GPL-2 license

Imports httr, lubridate, purrr, stringr

Suggests jsonlite, knitr, readr, rmarkdown, tidyverse, xml2

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