RealClearPolitics is a political news and polling data aggregator based in Chicago, Illinois. The site's founders say their goal is to give readers "ideological diversity". Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei has called the site "an essential stop for anyone interested in politics."
The site was founded in 2000 by former options trader John McIntyre and former advertising agency account executive Tom Bevan. Forbes Media LLC bought a 51% equity interest in the site in 2007. RCP has expanded to include a number of sister sites.