Another Lazy NY Times Reporter Gets His Facts Wrong

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Rather than recognizing the common ground between the Harvard and Rasmussen Reports polls, Krugman simply aired his assertion and then added, “I will say that Rasmussen is coming in for a lot of criticism for what looks like slanted polling.” For this, he cited an article quoting three Democratic pollsters who raised questions about the relevance of the Rasmussen Reports Presidential Approval Index.

Again, Krugman should have looked a little closer. The article he cited concluded this way, “And for the record, Rasmussen’s final polls [before the November election] had Obama ahead 52%-46%, which was nearly identical to Obama’s final margin of 53%-46%, and made him one of the most accurate pollsters out there. So don’t count him out.”

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