Theday.com is featuring an article
- Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:27
- by Adam Martin
with quotes from Linda McMahon campaign pollster John McLaughlin who says a new poll by Quinnipiac University showing McMahon trailing by six points has "an agenda."
Quote from the story:"In a conference call with reporters, McLaughlin claimed the poll undersampled Republicans in the state by 6 percent. "For every point you take the Republicans down, you've just taken the Republican candidate down a point," he said.
He also faulted the use of random digit dialing rather than calling voters from a registration database. With random dialing, a pollster must take a chance that a respondent is telling the truth about his or her voter registration status.
McLaughlin questioned whether Quinnipiac's pollsters overstepped and editorialized the language in their news release, garnering unflattering headlines and radio bulletins for McMahon so close to Election Day."