Phony ‘Likely Voter’ Screens Help Democrat Candidates in Polls

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When Obama does a rally in Seattle, that helps Patty Murray’s Senate reelection bid more than it helps Denny Heck’s bid for the House district that includes Olympia, Vancouver, and the southwestern counties.
But the sharp-as-a-knife Sean Trende offers another observation: Some of the state-level polls are using a thoroughly unrealistic screen for determining a “likely voter”: 

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