Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Are polls showing a McCain lead rooted in bad methodology?

The mainstream media framing things in such a way as to give the Republican candidate more clout than he actually has? Unthinkable.

This story gives me a modicum of hope that my fellow USAmericans aren't all completely brain-dead.
Despite that, Abramowitz simply doesn't think the overall spike in Republican sampling among all three polling firms is an accurate reflection of the electorate. "It's just not likely," he says. Given how important polls can be in the coverage of the race, even a slight assist to McCain during a period in which he is exciting the Republican base could help him solidify a new narrative in the race, regardless of the partisan facts on the ground.
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