Saturday, July 26, 2008

More Poll Blogging

Gerald has some serious (and legitimate) issues with the Critical Insights poll--now available (.pdf) in full online.

The questions he raises make it even harder to understand why PPH would give the Collins-Allen results such prominent treatment after ignoring the last few Rasmussen surveys.

UPDATE: Looking at the survey data, the poll does seem to have oversampled Democrats, as one of our anonymous commenters suggested.

And the concerns raised by Gerald and the other Anonymous--about skewing by age, income and voter registration status--are also worrisome.

The bottom line is: This poll asked a host of questions on a variety of topics. It clearly wasn't designed to give the clearest possible picture of the Maine senate race, and the coverage in Maine papers should have reflected this.

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