HuffPost opens up polling data through an API

Awesome news for anyone who cares about deep, rich data, ready for sifting:

Developers and election watchers take note: The Huffington Post just released a polling data API. The Huffpost Pollster API will allow anyone to dig into more than 13,000 opinion polls on the presidential election as well as U.S. House and Senate races.

The data will be available through the API in XML and JSON formats at first and, eventually, in downloadable .csv files for researchers, reporters and bloggers to dive into.

There’s more at Nieman Journalism Lab on the HuffPost data, as well as on other publicly accessible data APIs from The New York Times, USA Today and others.