Friday, March 2, 2012
What are polls worth? Not a whole lot. But you can still tell when polls are pleasing which side by which side reports which polls! Today, the conservative sites talk about the latest Rasmussen and Gallup polls, which have Romney leading and/or gaining on Santorum in various states voting on Super Tuesday, with details including matchups between candidates and President Obama. These poll results are not so much as mentioned on Politico, a leftist site. Can you guess what these polls reveal? On the other hand, Politico often reports polls I've never heard of (usually biased towards the left) while those same polls are ignored on conservative sites. It's worth paying attention to details of who reports what details (not just polls) and when. It's what's missing from one side or the other that is the most telling.