I know it's just one poll, but Obama by EIGHT in Virginia? I had no idea there were so many entitled poor people there.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) September 18, 2012
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) September 18, 2012
There was a time, not too long ago, when pollsters released their results and no one could question them. But in the age of Twitter, polls’ methodological flaws can be exposed in real time:
That’s right: the WaPo sample was 32D/24R/35I, or D+8.
By comparison, the 2008 Virginia exit poll sample, taken when Obama-mania was at its peak, was 39D/33R/27I, or D+6.
In other words, the Washington Post poll presumes a political environment in Virginia that is more hospitable to Democrats today than in 2008.
@RBPundit And GOP has a +3 advantage in voter registration in Virginia. The WaPo poll is unjustifiable.
— #NeverTrump (@OrwellForks) September 18, 2012
Who still thinks this poll should be taken seriously?
Hat tip: @FigDrewton.