Joe Conason lies about PPP WI recall poll.
This is very entertaining, because it takes real skill to muck up reporting this PPP poll about Scott Walker’s chances in a hypothetical recall election; fortunately, Joe Conason is up to the challenge. Let’s look at what Conason wrote (bolding mine): Asked whether they would support or oppose [Scott Walker's] removal from office in a recall election, 50 percent said yes and only 47 percent | Read More »
PPP: Dems reshuffling deck chairs on HCR Titanic.
Let me preface this by saying that I have nothing against Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling: he’s a Democratic pollster, sure, but he doesn’t bury polls that are unhelpful to his side. Which is smart of him – it makes him more credible when he tells me things that I don’t particularly want to hear – but there’s nothing wrong with having a credible | Read More »
PPP’s Tom Jensen has a problem.
As in, how to shout out a warning without… actually shouting out a warning. In this case, he’s getting just a little worried about his fellow Democrats turning out. To put his findings in handy table form: Voters Percent Estimated % R % D R 2009 R 2008 D 2009 D 2008 R D VA 2.000 48% 44% 0.960 1.725 0.880 1.960 56% 45% NJ | Read More »
PPP: maybe DON’T GOTV for Corzine?
At least, that’s the impression that I’m getting from this PPP blog entry: The voters under 30 in New Jersey in our latest poll reported voting for Obama 56-36 last year. But they support Corzine just 42-40 over Chris Christie this fall with 13% going to Chris Daggett. In fact, in general I’m getting the impression that PPP is quietly operating from the expectation that | Read More »
PPP: McDonnell/Deeds 51/37.
[UPDATE] Gah! It’s like a glitch in my brain. McDonnell, McDonnell, McDonnell. That was the response of one of my colleagues from the news that McDonnell has taken a commanding lead in the VA race (and the news that Christie continues to dominate Corzine); while there’s still three months to go before the election, and while Deeds did win the primary despite being the underdog, | Read More »
PPP: Strickland/Kasich within margin of error.
Not that they noted that, really. But there’s still been some erosion of Strickland’s support in the last several months, whether PPP’s explicit about it or not: 43% of Ohio voters approve of how Strickland is doing his job as Governor, while 42% disapprove. A January PPP survey found the numbers at 48/35. Strickland’s approval among Democrats has dropped from 70% to 62%, an unusually | Read More »