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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's not a typo, it's a news story.

538.com notes this bit of stupidity in one of the polls they follow. This poll shows John McCain ahead 74% to 22% among 18 to 24 year olds.

One wonders about the general accuracy of any poll reporting this sort of stuff.

Note they show the race tight (1% apart) even though Obama is ahead in 3 of the 4 regions. And in two days McCain has gained 5 points, despite there being no big news this week? This whole poll looks like one big typo.

1 comment:

  1. It's not a typo -- it's a result of highly questionable polling methods.

    538 decomposes this story here: