If there is something surprising about the new ABC News/Washington Post survey of likely Iowa Democratic caucus attendees, it isn’t the fact that Sen. Barack Obama (30 percent) holds a narrow lead over New York Sen. Hillary Clinton (26 percent) and John Edwards (22 percent). It’s the curious way ABC and rival NBC reported on and interpreted the results during their Monday night national news programs.Howie P.S.: I will resist the temptation to say that this is an attempt to play down the "good news" for Obama in these poll results, primarily because Ari Melber and others have been poo-pooing these polls all along.
In fact, some campaign operatives with the Presidential campaigns are skeptical about many of the polls being conducted in Iowa because of the difficulty in predicting exactly who will participate in the January caucuses.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
"Two Networks Flop in Reporting on New Poll"
Stuart Rothenberg (Political Wire):