Monday, April 23, 2012

About that Gallup poll...

Remember just a week ago when the big news was that Gallup's new tracking poll had Romney leading Obama 47-45?

Now - a mere 7 days later you'll never guess what happened. In that same Gallup tracking poll, Obama leads Romney 47-44.

The truth is that a 2-3% lead in most polls is within their margin of error. And as we've already seen, Gallup has some questions to answer about their sampling.

The problem is with the news media making a big story out of nothing.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, the poll probably means that nothing at all has changed. But it would be nice to see the media breathlessly report this "eight-point swing."

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