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State of the Union 'Outliers'

Topics: Outliers Feature

Gary Langer posts a scathing critique of a PPP poll; Steve Singiser adds more.

Frank Newport questions the Obama administration's dismissal of polling data.

Alex Bratty reviews NBC/WSJ data on where Obama should focus his attention.

Celinda Lake explores the Massachusetts lessons Obama should keep in mind for the SOTU.

Mark Mellman weighs in on the meaning of the Massachusetts election.

David Hill says momentum alone can't carry the GOP.

John Sides rounds up support for his argument on independent identifiers.

Research Rants says no to clients who want one-hour surveys.

 

Comments
GARY WAGNER:

While he is attacking the PPP poll, maybe Gary Langer should explain why his ABC polls always put Obama's approval 10% - 20% than every other poll on those dates. He uses circular reasoning. He thinks his poll is better because his poll of how many people call themselves liberals is better.

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poughies:

I can respect Langer... He, unlike many others, actually has reasons to oppose "robopolls"... He's looking for the meat behind the bones. In terms of the horserace, PPP is as good as anyone out there...

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poughies:

I should also add that his idea about "modeling" is iffy at bet... All pollsters model and weight... They weight differently, but they all weight...

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