David Gregory Cherry Picks Polls To Favor McCain


Look at these two screen shots from David Gregory's show "Race to the White House" today (Tuesday 10/15). Notice something strange? The Virgina poll is over two weeks old, and the North Carolina poll is nine days old. And what do you know, both show McCain with a small lead! Why rely on old data? Maybe because the newer ones conflict with the McCain "Comeback" storyline?

Here are the current trends in Virginia:


And North Carolina:


Virginia has been polled five times since October 1, for a composite average of Obama: 51% - McCain: 44% Obama is above 50% in all five.

North Carolina has been polled four times since October 7, for an average score Obama: 48.5% - McCain: 46.25%

Nicole caught Tom Brokaw pulling the same crap a few weeks ago. There must be something in the coffee over there at the "Meet The Press" studio. Either way, Gregory is presenting old polling data as new for the sole reason of benefiting McCain. He should be ashamed.

(h/t Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlog)


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