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Subject:  Gallup Poll results Date:  10/21/2012  4:21 PM
Author:  salaryguru Number:  45886 of 59144

The recent Gallup poll placed Romney 7 points ahead of Obama - completely out of line with other polls and surveys. So I wondered if I could get more information on the results. Here's a link that provides some more detailed information on recent Gallup Presidential polls: http://www.gallup.com/tag/Election%2b2012.aspx. I found this one (http://www.gallup.com/poll/158048/romney-obama-among-likely-...) particularly interesting. Scroll down to the table that compares 2008 to 2012 results.

So if you look at the Oct 9-15, 2012 results by region, Obama beats Romney by at least 4 points in the East, the West, and the Midwest. Romney only wins in the South, but by 22 points there. This poll results not only seems to be completely out of line with other polls, but considering how Presidents are elected, appears completely meaningless.

Gallup must realize this is a nonsense result. I wonder if they publicized this just to get publicity - even if they undermine their credibility once the election is held.
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