January 8, 2008

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Keith Olbermann talked with Craig Crawford today on Countdown about the polling nightmare surrounding yesterday's New Hampshire Democratic primary. Crawford proposes that it wasn't the polls or the polling itself, it was the reporting and interpretation of them that led to the fiasco. The pundits got lazy and chose not to fully dig through the nuts and bolts of the numbers which resulted in highly skewed predictions.

In terms of the actual polling data, many of the polls hit the vote percentage for Obama very close to his actual tally. The one issue that was overlooked was the undecided vote -- the majority of which, went for Clinton. Add to that, Chris Matthews' three ring circus, FOXNews attacks and outright lies surrounding the New Hampshire primary and it made for the perfect storm...

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