If there’s one thing that makes a pollster very, very nervous, it’s seeing a survey come back with results that dramatically challenge the conventional wisdom. Releasing survey results that match what everyone else is saying is easy. Being the outlier is not.
Normally, upon seeing a survey like today’s Bloomberg poll that shows Obama with a significant advantage over Romney, I’d dismiss it as an unusual outlier, likely the product of a skewed sample or odd methodology.
The final Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll has Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama opening up an 11 point lead over Republican Sen. John McCain — and it’s a sign of the increasing nervousness of pollsters over polls lopsidd... Read Post
And McCain, after a week of mud-flinging, keeps dropping. RCP's poll of polls gives Obama the biggest lead of the campaign, with another sharp drop for McCain this week. Pollster's chart: Read Post