Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:19 PM
powergirl (2,393 posts)
John McCain:said he questioned Mitt Romney's Polling Model - Pollsters should return their salaries
So now he says the Republicans "questioned" the Republican polling model. yeah, that's the ticket.
"WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday morning took a not-so-subtle swipe at the pollsters who staffed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, saying that their data had been uninformed and suggesting that they should return their paychecks.
"I was reminded of my old friend Mo Udall saying, 'May the words I utter today be tender and sweet because tomorrow I may have to eat them,'" McCain said at The Atlantic's Washington Ideas Forum. He then dispensed with the diplomatic caution.
"That is certainly the case with our pollsters and our estimates," he said. "Look, there are going to be a whole lot of post-mortems. They are already going on. But it is obvious they were using the wrong model, and we questioned that model from things we were hearing on the ground as we traveled for two months, without a day off, around this country campaigning for our candidates and for Mitt Romney. We were hearing things on the ground that contradicted these pollsters. One of the first things I would say is maybe some of those pollsters ought to give some of their money back."
"The comments reflect a widely held belief from within the GOP that there was something off about the data Republican candidates were relying on in the lead-up to the 2012 elections. The results bore this out."
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:33 PM
RandySF (14,108 posts)
3. The stopped clock is right.
Setting my partisanship aside, I think Newhouse committed malpractice by making an assumption about turnout with no basis in reality. It looks like the Republican pollsters made no effort to fully study and accurately measure likely turnout.