Mark Blumenthal | November 22, 2007
Topics: 2008 , Push "Polls" , The 2008 Race
Republican Pollster Neil Newhouse sends Politico a "brief pollster's guide to what constitutes a push poll and what doesn't."
Kathy Frankovic reviews the Romney "push poll" story and the confusion between "push" polls and real polls, reminding us that real candidate polls sometimes include negative information.
Jennifer Agiesta reports the highest level of economic pessimism in 17 years, as measured by the Washington Post/ABC Consumer Comfort Index, and recaps data on "personal contact" with the candidates by likely Iowa Caucus goers. .
Frank Newport notices that George Bush is poised to break Richard Nixon's record of 14 straight months of a job approval rating below 40% and sees parallels between now and 1992 in terms of Americans' "perceived distress."
Jay Cost checks the internals on the recent Post/ABC Iowa poll and concludes that Hillary Clinton is relying on first time caucus goers as much as Barack Obama.
Mike Lux reports seeing a "clear trendline" in "both public and private" polling in Iowa that shows Barack Obama "has picked up several points, and is now at least tied with Clinton, and maybe even up a little" (via Smith).
DailyKos diarist DHinMI is not happy with John Zogby for conducting a survey commissioned by a Ron Paul supporter.