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  •  Proves how bad Zogby is... (0+ / 0-)

    This almost proves how bad Zogby is as "calling" a race and having who is winning or losing during a campaign is much easier than "polling" and in fact for candidates is way cheaper.  

    The problem with Zogby and their numbers is that people use polling and percentage differentials when it comes to deciding where to put resources and who has a shot at winning an election even if they are losing at the moment.  A candidate losing by 3 points is much more likely to get help and a candidate losing by 10-12 points is not.  Moreover, if a Democratic candidate is only up by a "few" points and they are supposed to win resources get out into that race and they in fact might be up by 10-15 points.

    Any poll by Zogby in the future needs to be looked at through this spectrum.

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