SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT GALLUP FREAK-OUT… | The Washington Monthly
Gee, who saw that coming? Yeah, I did. Read your future for $10, paypal excepted.
Last week, Gallup’s generic-ballot tracking poll showed Republicans leading Democrats by 10, 51% to 41%. It was billed as the GOP’s biggest Gallup lead in the history of humanity, and the results generated massive media attention, including a stand-alone Washington Post piece on page A2. It was iron-clad evidence, we were told, of impending Democratic doom.
I strongly recommended caution — Gallup’s generic-ballot tracking poll has been erratic and unreliable.
When it swings again, please refrain from throwing it my face, as I predict it will happen again!