The newly released Washington Post/ABC News poll of likely voters says that if the election were held today, Democrats would enjoy a 9-point advantage over Republicans in voter turnout (35 to 26 percent), and President Obama would beat Mitt Romney by 3 percentage points (49 to 46 percent). The good news for Romney is that, to be able to cut a 9-point disadvantage in voter turnout to just a 3-point deficit in votes, he must be doing awfully well with independents. The bad news for Obama is that it’s very hard to find corroborating evidence of this massive Democratic edge.So, if we believe the pollsters, more people are identifying themselves as Democrat, even though they don't like Obama? Does that make any sense?
Monday, October 15, 2012
More Weird Polling. The Washington Post's recent poll giving Obama 4 points on Romney makes Romney's RCP advantage disappear, but can the WaPo poll be taken as anything other than designed to make it appear that Obama has regained ground before the second debate. The Weekly Spectator reports: