Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Method To Their Madness

October 25, 2010

The latest Newsweek poll shows Democrats are closing the enthusiasm gap.  It's certainly possible.  Voters coming home to the base as the election nears is a common phenomenon.  I guess we'll find out soon enough. (Or will we?  Expectations for Republicans are so big that anything short of a blowout can be spun in the other direction.)

Trouble is, of all the major polls, I find Newsweek the hardest to buy.  For years now, whenever I hear of an outlier, it's Newsweek.  For example, the latest takes on the generic Congressional vote have everyone showing the Republican ahead by 7 to 11 points.  Except Newsweek, which is the only poll showing Democrats ahead.  It was taken a few days later than the others, but did the entire nation shift that quickly?

I don't know what methodology they use, but maybe someone ought to look into it.


Anonymous Denver Guy said...

What is this "Newsweek" you speak of?

8:09 AM, October 30, 2013  

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