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Reuters Lies About Tightness Of Walker Race

From a shameless Reuters:

Two new polls show tight race in Wisconsin recall

June 4, 2012

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Two public opinion polls released on Sunday show Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker with a lead of three and six percentage points two days before the election to recall him because of a new law reducing the power of public sector unions.

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm, said Walker was leading 50 percent to 47 percent over Democratic challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in its final survey.

Angus Reid polling had Walker ahead 53 percent to 47 percent. Both findings were within the margin of error so the results could be even tighter.

This is a bald-faced lie. In fact, neither of these polls show Walker’s lead to be within the margin of error, at least according to Reuters’ own article. (See below.)

The PPP margin of three percentage points compared with a five-point Walker lead in their survey three weeks ago.

"If Democrats turn out in the numbers they did in 2008, Tom Barrett will win a surprise victory. If they don’t, Walker will survive," Dean Debnam, president of PPP, said in a statement on the polling firms website.

Which is why Reuters ran this story. To try to pump up the turnout for their Democrat masters.

Wisconsin’s independent agency managing the election last week projected a turnout of 60 percent to 65 percent of the voting age population in the recall. This would be higher than the 49.7 percent turnout in the 2010 election for governor won by Walker, but not as high as the 69.2 percent turnout in the 2008 election won by President Barack Obama.

PPP said it surveyed 1,226 likely voters on June 2 and 3 and the poll has a margin of error of 2.8 percent

Angus Reid surveyed 524 registered voters from May 30 to June 2 and has an error margin of 4.3 percent

For the record, we have checked the PDFs for both the Public Policy Poll (here) and for the Angus Reid poll (here). And, yes, their margins of error were 2.8% and 4.3% respectively.

So Reuters simply lied in their article about Walker’s lead being within the margins of error in both polls.

By the way, as we have previously noted, even Nate Silver at the New York Times says it is bad news for the Democrats when even the rabidly partisan Public Policy Polling firm predicts that Scott Walker is going to win.

PPP is a Democrat controlled firm that conducts surveys for the SEIU and the left-wing website Daily Kos And they are usually only too willing to lie their heads off in polls to help its candidates. But even they seem to have given up hope.

But not Reuters!

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 4th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Reuters Lies About Tightness Of Walker Race”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Everyone here raise you hands if this is shocking news Reuters lies


    Thought so

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