Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Accurate reporting on political polls!

There's a first time for everything, right?

WaPo accounts for the difference between the Q-poll showing Toomey beating Specter 41-27 versus an F&M poll showing Specter 28, Toomey 18, with 44% undecided.

It's a lesson in the importance of how one phrases the question. I think the Quinnipiac language is more common in political polling, but the contrast with the F&M poll is interesting.

(I think this is the first time I've used the "media" tag to actually praise the media. H/t to grassrootspa.com)

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