Poll Pron:* Obama By 16

Pew provides a ridiculous result:

Barack Obama leads John McCain by a 52% to 36% margin in Pew’s latest nationwide survey of 1,325 registered voters. This is the fourth consecutive survey that has found support for the Republican candidate edging down. In contrast, since early October weekly Pew surveys have shown about the same number of respondents saying they back Obama. When the sample is narrowed to those most likely to vote, Obama leads by 53% to 38%.

Pew is a real and respectable pollster. But this result is not to be believed. Zogby must be pissed - Pew is gonna grab the publicity. Zogby may go all in and predict a McCain win. h/t to Atrios for the phrase "poll pron."

*Misspell intentional for the filters.

By Big Tent Democrat, speaking for me only

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Obama number (5.00 / 0) (#9)
    by Pegasus on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 11:25:37 AM EST
    is correct in the end, but I can't imagine that the spread will be.  8% undecided is just too high a week out, and (anecdotally) fewer Obama voters are hiding their preference at this point.

    Ha (none / 0) (#1)
    by lilburro on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:33:12 AM EST
    I wish I lived in that country.

    heh (none / 0) (#2)
    by andgarden on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:34:16 AM EST
    Not a chance.

    BTD - Watch your language (none / 0) (#3)
    by scribe on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:36:28 AM EST
    You'll set off the filters when you use the correct spelling of "Pron".

    And then you'll get TL all sorts of headaches undoing the mess you make.

    Good point (none / 0) (#4)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:38:37 AM EST
    I'll change it to pRon*

    Change it to: Poll 'I know it when I see it.' (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by steviez314 on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:43:03 AM EST
    since you're all lawyers!

    Heh (none / 0) (#7)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:46:26 AM EST
    Heh (none / 0) (#5)
    by TheRealFrank on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:42:52 AM EST
    Of course, the correct spelling is "Pr0n".

    Anyway, this poll looks to be overly optimistic for Obama. Although Pew nailed the 2004 result.

    That's my favorite Jeff Bridges movie. (none / 0) (#8)
    by ThatOneVoter on Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 10:58:58 AM EST