Another effort to depress GOP turnout, courtesy of the New York Times and Qunnipiac.
The New York Times, in collaboration with Quinnipiac University and CBS News, is tracking the presidential race with recurring polls in six states. In Ohio — which no Republican has won the presidency without — Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney 53 percent to 43 percent in the poll. In Florida, the president leads Mr. Romney 53 to 44 percent in the poll.
The surveys, which had margins of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for each candidate, also included a Pennsylvania poll, where Mr. Obama is leading Mr. Romney by 12 percentage points.
So Obama allegedly is up 10 in Ohio, 9 in Florida and 12 in Pennsylvania? Sure.
Here’s the sample they use.
So Obama is up 9 in Florida with a D+9 sample, up 10 in Ohio with a D+9 sample and up 12 in Pennsylvania with a D+11 sample. I notice in all the orgasmic news reports this morning none of them mention the ridiculous skew to the polls. But all you will hear all day is how big a lead Obama has.
This is not to suggest Romney doesn’t have some problems six weeks from election day, but is there anyone out there who believes he’s going to lose any of these states by double digits?
I’m starting to wonder if these polling outfits are secretly working with PPPPolling.