Day: July 12, 2012

Fact Check on Those Polls

The presidential race is a dead heat. That’s what two new polls say. Polls, though, are only as good as the samples they use. For instance, those two new polls—one from the Washington Post/ABC and the other from Reuters—have a rather strange mix of respondents. When you do a poll on something this political, you need to have a sample that mirrors the electorate as closely as possible. Yet both of these polls show a nine-point advantage to those who… Read more »