Misstating poll results which may be irrelevant anyway

Posted on October 25, 2012 by


In these final 11 days of the campaign, distortions of the facts seem likely to peak. For example,the polls are often ignored by those who don’t like their numbers.

Ohio is undeniably a very important, if not the most important, state in this election. MSNBC host Ed Schultz talked about that state’s latest polls tonight:

“[T]he Real Clear Politics average of Ohio continues to give President Obama a durable lead. If the election were held today, Pres. Obama has a clear electoral college advantage and he would prevail.”

The average of polls has the President up about two points which is not a clear lead. It’s within the margin of error.

Most analysts are saying that whichever side gets the biggest turnout will be the key factor so when polls are this close, they’re not accurate indicators of who will win.

The President has

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