April 11, 2012
More On That Laughable WaPo-ABC News PollTopics: Political News and commentaries
Conn Carroll at The Morning Examiner:
... As we noted yesterday, The Post poll is almost comically slanted towards Democrats. Since 2000, the largest Democrat advantage on election day was 7 percent in 2008 when the electorate was 39 percent Democrat, 32 percent Republican, and 29 percent Independent. The Post poll has Democrats up 11, 34 percent to 23 percent (with Independents at 34 percent). In 2004, when the electorate was 37 percent Democrat, 37 percent Republican, and 26 percent Independent, Bush beat Kerry 51 percent to 48 percent.There can be no doubt that the WaPo-ABC News poll is manufactured news disguised as a poll. The only honest thing about the poll is that they published their internals ... which clearly point to there being an agenda in play and that 'their' guy is Barack Obama.
But despite this huge pro-Democrat distortion, The Post only shows Obama up by seven. And as The Weekly Standard's Jay Cost points out, the internals look even worse for Obama.
Quick, name the top four issues for voters in this election. According to Gallup, if you said the economy, jobs, debt, and oil prices (in that order) you are right. Now look at the issues Romney does best against Obama in The Post poll.
On the economy, Romney beats Obama 47 percent to 43 percent. On jobs, Obama is up just 46 to 43. On the debt, Romney trounces Obama 51 to 38. And on energy, Romney is up 47 to 42. And remember all of these numbers are taken from a sample that favors Democrats by 11 points.
There is no doubt that Obama currently has an edge over Romney in a head-to-head match-up. The Real Clear Politics polling average has Obama up five. But as The Post poll shows, Obama is extremely vulnerable on every issue that matters most to voters. Romney has a solid opportunity to close that gap.
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