It is always sensible to treat sponsored, internal surveys with extra skepticism when they are publicly released. Political scientists that have studied public polls find that partisan surveys typically show a an average bias of 2 to 4 percentage points favoring the sponsoring party.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Breaking: Hoffman and Owens Tied in Kos Poll
Hoffman and Owens are tied in the Research 2000/[ultra liberal] Daily Kos poll:
Owens 33 (-2), Hoffman 32 (+9), Scozzafava 21 (-9)
Hoffman gained 9 points in only one week!
Hoffman and Owens (D) are statistically tied, well within the margin of error. Hoffman clearly has the momentum...liberal progressive Dede Scozzafava is in serious trouble.
This, of course, means a completely unbiased result would be even better for Conservative Doug Hoffman. Kos is pulling for the liberal progressive in the race, Dede Scozzafava.
Video: 23rd Congressional Debate
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