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Old 09-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #13
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Default Re: Polls

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Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
In the latest POLITICO-George Washington University Battleground Poll with middle-class families, which comprise about 54 percent of the total American electorate and usually split in their vote behavior between Republicans and Democrats, Romney holds a 14-point advantage (55 percent to 41 percent).

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81584.html
Romney winning with middle-class families
Vincent - i am absolutely positive this was an honest mistake, but for some reason you cut out the first part of the headline to the Politico article to which you linked

This is the full headline

Republican poll analysis: Romney winning with middle-class families


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81584.html

Politico does a "Democratic poll analysis" of the same polling data

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81586.html

So the story to which you link is on its face intended to be spin

There also is this fun fact - when you go the actual data upon which the articles are based it does not appear the "Republican poll analysis" is based on the actual polling data

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If you go to page 115 of the data it looks like Obama and Romney are tied at 48% with 4% undecided of the self-defined "middle class" voters, with 43% of middle class voters definitely voting for Obama and 40% definitely voting for Romney

http://images.politico.com/global/20..._sept2012.html

So much for Mitt's 14 point lead with the "middle class"
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