Saturday, January 19, 2013

Gallup Parts Ways With USA Today

This is interesting.

At the Washington Post, "Gallup and USA Today part ways."

Remember Gallup had Romney leading Obama in the final weeks of the campaign. I was routinely flagging Gallup's polls. But they were wrong, not wildly, but they were too bullish on Romney's standings. Neither Gallup nor USA Today mention the election polling issues, but those are definitely in the background. It was a strange year.

FLASHBACK: Frank Newport's post-election "statement" on Gallup's 2012 reliability is here: "Polling, Likely Voters, and the Law of the Commons."