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Overreaction of the week

By Griffin · May 5th, 2008 · No Comments


The usually even-handed Domenico Montanaro from First Read sees the sky falling for Barack Obama in a recent national poll:

A new USA Today/Gallup poll out today is disastrous for Obama. He now trails Clinton by seven points and trails her by five on the question of who would be the more electable nominee. A Clinton sweep, and the CW on Obama could absolutely reverse course over night.

But one sentence later:

Meanwhile, the latest New York Times/CBS poll has better numbers for Obama: He has a 12-point lead over Clinton; a strong majority approves of the way in which he handled the Wright controversy; and both he and Clinton sport double-digit leads over McCain in hypothetical general election match-ups.

So basically the moral of the story is that individual polls are meaningless and not worth reporting on– a lesson I learned all too well back in February (though I have no regrets about the amazing post title: “Houston, she has a problem: Obama up 14 in Texas poll“).  National polls are even more meaningless at this point, considering the fact that 90% of the nation has already voted.

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