The Problem with Polls


Dr. Bob Holsworth

A week after a Quinnipiac poll had Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a seven-point lead over his Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, the poll now says McAuliffe’s lead has dwindled by three points.  Some other polls suggest that the Democrat still has a significant lead over the Republican-with additional surveys saying that his lead is growing.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, one veteran political expert says the variation has a lot to do with who comes out to vote on election day.

  1. #1 by Jeffrey Baker on October 30, 2013 - 5:34 pm

    One can only shudder at a man like Ken Cucinelli becoming Governor of what is generally considered the most intellectually respected among Southern States. The man is totally ignorant of science and his views of women are positively medieval, reminiscent of medieval Roman Catholicism and Jerry Falwell-like thought. Where on earth did this guy get his education – PLEASE
    don’t tell me it was my beloved almamater U.Va.!!!

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