Club for Growth on VA: Classically Bad Newspaper Horserace Poll

Yesterday The Washington Post gave front page coverage to its poll in the Virginia governor race with a graphic that gave the impression that the Republican candidate was only ahead by a 47%-40% margin.

True, but misleading. If you read further into the story, you could see that the GOP candidate had a lead of “54 to 39 percent, among those who say they are certain to vote in November.”

That number is a far more accurate depiction of where the race stands today, and even that may understate the Republican’s current lead.

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