Even skewing the sample isn’t helping

I’ve come to expect a poll by CBS News/New York Times to be left-biased. The latest one did not disappoint. With only 615 participants, they claim just 4 points in Margin of Error. NOT. And they decided to WEIGHT this one, because … oh heavenly days … the numbers of Republicans, Independents and Democrats actually MATCHED the national averages reported by Gallup! Can’t have that, now can we?

Republicans: Actual polled 28%. Gallup says that’s bang on. The pollsters weighted GOP responses down to 25%.
Independents: Actual polled 32%. Gallup reports 33%. The pollsters weighted Indie responses up to 34%.
Democrats: Actual polled 39%. Gallup reports 38%. The pollsters upped the weight of their answers to 41%.

Even so … they had nothing good to report, though they did their best to sugar coat it with adjectives. This is from the report:

The race for president remains close, but Republican Mitt Romney now has a three-point lead over President Obama, despite positive movement on the economy.

32% say the economy is in good shape – the highest percentage since January 2008 – but most (67%) still say it’s bad. 36% say the economy is improving.

While most voters say the President’s support of same-sex marriage will not impact their vote, 25% say they are less likely to vote for him because of it.

Most Americans favor some type of legal recognition of same-sex relationships, including 38% who support marriage. When asked directly whether same-sex marriage should be legal or not, 42% say it should be, but 51% say it should not.

There has also been a shift in female support away from Obama and toward Romney, suggesting the “Republicans are Waging War on Women” campaign is backfiring. Two months ago, the same pollsters got 49% Obama v 43% Romney among women. Now it’s 44% Obama v 46% Romney.

In other news the Left doesn’t want you to hear, yet another study shows that abortion increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. The higher the number of abortions the higher the risk.

Sources:

“War on Women” Rhetoric Backfires, Romney Leads With Women
By Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/15/12 10:38 AM
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/15/war-on-women-rhetoric-backfires-romney-leads-with-women/

CBS News/New York Times Poll May 11-13, 2012 among 615 adults nationwide
http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/CBSNYTPoll_051412.pdf?tag=contentMain;contentBody

Gallup Party Affiliation Polls
http://www.gallup.com/poll/15370/Party-Affiliation.aspx

Study: Repeat Abortions Greatly Raise Breast Cancer Risk
By Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 5/15/12 12:51 PM
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/15/study-repeat-abortions-greatly-raise-breast-cancer-risk/

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