Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Another Skewed Poll?

Yesterday the Heather Wilson campaign and the state Republican Party complained about the latest PPP poll that showed Wilson trailing Democrat Martin Heinrich in a 48 percent- 43 percent race.

 "Liberal Group Releases Juiced Poll Numbers in State," said the subject line in the state GOP news release. Wilson's basic complaint was that a higher percentage of Democrats were used in the poll than the percentage of Democratic registration and turnout in 2010.

However, a story just posted in Roll Call says "Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies, said the campaign’s latest internal poll from last month had Heinrich leading 48 percent to 45 percent, within the margin of error and consistent with other polls released in recent weeks."

That's only two percentage points better than the PPP poll.

What's the old saying about the "only poll that really counts ..."?