Thompson Wins in WI, Romney Fights Back, King Under 50% in ME
As much as I would love to pile on Public Policy Polling, the truth is that neither PPP nor Marquette University ended up having polls that were that accurate. PPP gets punished for having the wrong winner and showing Mark Neumann doing a lot better than he ended up doing, but Marquette claimed Tommy Thompson was going to win by 8% and the final tally only has that at 3%. After trying to defend their poll from Missouri last week, PPP did throw in the towel on Twitter last night.
Our primary polls in MO and WI the last 2 weeks were not among our better ones this year. Glad to be done with primary polling for the cycle
I’ll just say especially for Wisconsin, we will need to take anything PPP puts out with a grain of salt.
A short snippet from Mitt Romney in Ohio worth watching.
We have a new poll from the state of Maine showing Angus King dropping under 50% in the US Senate race and Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney by 15%. The poll comes from Moore Consulting.
US SENATE – MAINE (Moore)
Angus King (I) 46%
Charlie Summers (R) 28%
Cynthia Dill (D) 8%
PRESIDENT – MAINE (Moore)
Barack Obama (D-inc) 52%
Mitt Romney (R) 37%
This poll was done August 5-6 among 500 registered voters. Meanwhile in New York City, Quinnipiac University has a new Democratic primary poll int eh race for mayor and it shows Christine Quinn ahead of the field.
MAYOR – NEW YORK CITY – DEM PRIMARY (Quinnipiac)
Christine Quinn 29%
William Thompson 10%
John Liu 9%
Bill de Blasio 9%
Scott Stringer 4%
Tom Allon 1%
This poll was done August 8-12 among 1298 voters.