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Apples and Oranges

The Dean Team put out an APB today about an AP story concerning a new New Hampshire poll.

The poll shows Kerry leading Dean in New Hampshire, 28-18. A poll from the same group a month ago showed a 26-19 lead for Kerry.

AP’s story spun this as big news. Why? Because two other polling organizations show the race to be within the margin of error. Those numbers came out between the two ARG results.

All polls have different methodologies. Taking two surveys with different trends and acting like they’re similar is a common mistake.

The Dean Defense Forces calls this “spinning” for Kerry. They are afraid that people will see the mistake, assume Kerry has it in the bag, and not give Dean another look.

I think it’s June.

Posted by Danablankenhorn at June 19, 2003 12:04 AM