Poll: Obama up 10-pts over Romney among Colorado independents
As Mitt Romney was giving a speech in Jefferson County on Sunday night to open what will likely be the defining 11 days of his campaign, a new poll came out that is potentially worrisome for the Republican presidential nominee.
It’s not the headline-grabbing 6-point lead for President Barack Obamathat the Public Policy Polling survey of likely Colorado voters found. It’s how the survey got to that number, the Denver Post reports.
To come up with their numbers, pollsters have to do more than just make a bunch of phone calls and then crunch the results. They also have to make a guess at what the electorate will look like on Election Day and then structure their likely voter sample to mirror that in order to pull their jumble of results into a coherent picture. It’s where art meets science in polling.
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