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Python client for RealClearPolitics.

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Python client for RealClearPolitics.


pip install realclearpolitics


usage: rcp [-h] [--output [OUTPUT]] url [url ...]

positional arguments:
  url                The url of the polling data.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help         show this help message and exit
  --output [OUTPUT]  The output file name.


Get the US general election results.

rcp --output general.csv

Download multiple polls.

rcp \
> \

API Usage

Search for Fox News poll numbers for Trump:

from rcp import get_polls, get_poll_data
from pprint import pprint

polls = get_polls(candidate="Trump", pollster="Fox")

for poll in polls:
    td = get_poll_data(poll['url'])

The will return a dictionary structured like this:

        'data': [{'Biden (D)': '49.6',
                'Date': '3/27 - 7/9',
                'MoE': '--',
                'Poll': 'RCP Average',
                'Sample': '--',
                'Spread': 'Biden +8.5',
                'Trump (R)': '41.1'},
    'poll': ''


Write a poll to CSV:

from rcp import get_polls, get_poll_data, to_csv

polls = get_polls(candidate="Biden")[0]
data = get_poll_data(polls['url'], csv_output=True)
to_csv('output.csv', data)

Create table:

from rcp import get_poll_data
from prettytable import PrettyTable

x = PrettyTable()

td = get_poll_data(

x.field_names = list(td[0]["data"][0].keys())
x.align = "l"

for row in td[0]["data"]:


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