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"WASHINGTON (AP) - The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.

The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain's "Joe the plumber" analogy struck a chord.

Three weeks ago, an AP-GfK survey found that Obama had surged to a seven-point lead over McCain, lifted by voters who thought the Democrat was better suited to lead the nation through its sudden economic crisis."

Again, as I've been telling you on the show the current polling is bogus and off the chart because they sample more than 50% more Democrats than Republicans. Something that's noted in this story.

"Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political science professor and polling authority, said variation between polls occurs, in part, because pollsters interview random samples of people.

"If they all agree, somebody would be doing something terribly wrong," he said of polls. But he also said that surveys generally fall within a few points of each other, adding, "When you get much beyond that, there's something to explain."

Yeah, hold your breath for C-BS to explain that 14 point gap in their poll last week.


Old_one said…
AP-GIF poll is ??? if done before SS7 and portability of telephone numbers of landlines and cell phones it may hold water. The data used in sample is in question! Poll result is useless. When you can get a 100,000 in St. Louis and 75,000 in KC to Obama rally in a RED state the polls are worth mutch!

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