Las Vegas Review-Journal releases skewed poll showing Obama up 4 in Nevada

“Obama Widens lead in Nevada,” says the newspaper’s headline. President Obama is ostensibly leading GOP rival Mitt Romney by 4 points, according to the SurveyUSA poll commissioned by the Review-Journal. But looky here:

Democrats accounted for 43 percent of those surveyed, Republicans 33 percent and independents 23 percent.

So this is a D+10 sample.

As we noted yesterday,

 [E]xit polls showed a D+8 tilt in [Nevada in ] 2008, when Obama-mania was at its peak. Does anyone really believe that more Democrats will show up next week than in 2008?

And see this:

Hispanics accounted for 21 percent of those questioned, although Latinos accounted for about 15 percent of the electorate in the past two elections in Nevada.

Savvy poll-watchers are skeptical, and you should be too.

  • agroulx

    lol these liberals are so desperate. So according to this, Romney wins Nevada…

  • RDPortland

    I think more than one of us said we’d be seeing D+10, D+13 polls in these states by week’s end. Well, here we are…

  • Sinster

    Please…..Please……Don’t call Jon Ralston “Savvy.” He has/does work at the other “newspaper” in this town (Vegas), ya know….. the newspaper that endorsed BO and every other D except 2 statewide.

  • PistolsForPandas

    A D+10 poll? Who exactly do these people think they’re fooling?

    • RealityBitesBack


      Ironically, they are Dems themselves and don’t realize that by creating the impression that Obama is ahead amid diminishing voter enthusiasm, they are actually ensuring a Romney win.