One of Barack Obama's favorite words has sparked an unlikely kerfuffle within Democratic ranks. During the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama told a debate audience that actual revenue outcomes aren't as important as imposing "fairness" through policy. Even if raising a given tax reduces the amount of money the federal government takes in, he said, it's worth it, "for purposes of fairness." Sure enough, as president, Obama remains wedded to the same destructive mentality. He's made this subjective concept a centerpiece of his re-election campaign, touting the so-called "Buffett Rule" as the crown jewel of this egalitarian vision. But there's...
"The president leads Mitt Romney by seven points among registered voters, according to WaPo/ABC News. The less exciting truth? They needed a +11 Democrat sample -- with just 23 percent (!) of Republican respondents -- to concoct that aforementioned good news." That's my problem: Anybody can conduct some distorted poll to get the results they want; it then gets added to the RCP average. Reuters/Ipsos and NBC/Marist have been playing a similar game. As Nov. 6 approaches, they will start polling the NYT editorial board and Obama's numbers will soar. We need a non-partisan "UL for good polling standards."
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