Oct 14 2008
The hysterically looney CBS News/NY Times poll shows why math is not for everyone. As a political veteran said recently the public doesn’t have wild gyrations in mood – especially not in a week. Â The tell tale bogus factor in this poll is where they put all their big shift, and it is the views of ‘independents’:
Republicans: Obama=7% McCain=87%Â
Democrats: Obama=87%, McCain=9%Â
Independents: Obama=39%, McCain=49%
Republicans: Obama=10%, McCain=83%Â Â (-3% for McCain)
Democrats: Obama=88%, McCain=8%Â (-1% for McCain)
Independents: Obama=51%, McCain=33% (-28% for McCain)
Does anyone with more than 2 IQ points to rub together think one third of the independents shifted their opinion in one week? If so please contact me, I own a bridge in Brooklyn I will sell you dirt cheap.
Addendum: Folks, I need to point out that if 28% of the independents moved, a hefty chunk of the Reps would move as well. Â Since there was no movement at all this data is garbage. There is no way a third of the indies move without pulling at least 10% of the Reps with them.Â
Update: Check out the fun Allah Pundit is having on this one over at Hot Air. I am sure Geraghty will chime in soon also.