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Washington Post unveils another ridiculous D+8 Virginia poll


The big news in this poll is not that President Obama is supposedly ahead by 4 points in Virginia, but that the Washington Post has once again foisted a Democrat-skewed sample upon its readership.

Check out the party breakdown:

  • Democrat 31%
  • Republican 23%
  • Independent 36%
  • Other/Don’t Know 9%

So this is a D+8 sample. By comparison, the 2008 Virginia exit poll sample, taken when Obama-mania was at its peak, was 39D/33R/27I, or merely D+6.

In other words, the Washington Post poll presumes a political environment in Virginia that is more hospitable to Democrats today than it was in 2008.

Savvy poll-watchers aren’t falling for it:

@joenbc WashPo should be embarrassed publishing a VA poll with a D+8 spread.I dohope u take them to task 11/7washingtonpost.com/politics/polli…

— Tom Lopez (@My2Cents2012) October 28, 2012

[email protected]numbersmuncher Jeez, not this sh*t again. You have to be INSANE to think VA is D+8 — even worse than 2008. I HATE poll fraud.

— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) October 28, 2012

@woodhouseb @joetrippi WaPo Poll with a D+8 sample? So, we are expecting VA to be 2 points better for Dems than ’08? #laughingoutloud

— Jason Kamler (@JKamler) October 28, 2012

WaPo pulled the same stunt last month. And yet we’re told it is conservatives who are embracing an “alternate polling reality.”

We’ll see on November 6th.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/28/washington-post-unveils-another-ridiculous-d8-virginia-poll/

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