Freakout polls

Posted by: garyW

Freakout polls - 10/17/12 11:18 AM

I asked in the previous Poll Freakout thread if there was something weird going on with the national polls. Gallup is giving Romney a +6 pt lead today . but look at where their numbers break down regionally:



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Today's Gallup 7-day tracker has Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama 51-45. Horrible, right?

Romney's entire advantage in this poll comes from a massive lead in the South. Now sure, some of that may be Florida, but the state-level polling certainly doesn't show that. So Romney is driving up big margins in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Mississippi and other such presidentially irrelevant states? Good for him! I'm sure that'll be cold comfort as he loses the states that actually matter in the Midwest and West.

11:07 AM PT: Latest tracking polls:

Rasmussen (national): Romney +1, was R+2 yesterday
Rasmussen (Swing states): Obama +3 (50-47)
Ipsos/Reuters: Obama +3
YouGov/Economist: Obama +1
IBD/TIPP: Obama +1
RAND: Obama +5

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1145957/-About-that-Gallup-poll