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Final Gallup, Rasmussen Polls: Romney 49, Obama 48

Harold15 Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 5:10 AM
Yesterday, when I was channel surfing, I paused at MSNBC who were discussing the latest Gallup poll which they said showed Obama ahead by 7 points. I moved to CNN who cited the same poll but said Romney was ahead by 1 point. I find it interesting that the various media outlets can cite the same source but give different results. It reminds me of something from about 10 years ago. We had a murder here in Seattle and I watched the coverage on Fox, MSNBC and CNN, switching back and forth. They were all getting their news feed from our local NBC affiliate and none of them were accurate. I'd have sworn I was watching 3 different news stories.

No promises, but this may well be my last post devoted to polling before the ultimate poll is taken and tabulated tomorrow.  These surveys are the crack cocaine of politics, and we're all going to need to detox on Wednesday.  And with that, voila: Gallup's final pre-election poll has fallen in line with virtually every other national poll, showing Romney ahead by a mere point, 49/48.  The bad news for Republicans is that this lead is diminished from the GOP ticket's five point edge prior to Gallup suspending its polling due to the storm. The good news is that...