Newsweek Poll

by Jonah Goldberg

I’m watching Special Report. They just said that Huckabee is at 39 among likely Iowa Republican caucus goers and Romney at 17 (the sample was very small, 275 people with a margin of error of +/- 6%). That’s amazing. However, in my experience, Newsweek has always had the most unreliable polls. I’m not a student of polling, so I don’t know why this is the case, but whenever I’ve heard a crazy poll result I’ve asked “Was it Newsweek?” and very, very often it has been (sometimes, in non-primary polling, it was because Newsweek over-polled Democrats by huge margins). That said, even if this is an exaggerated finding, it’s still a big deal and shows that he’s still on his way to taking Iowa by a wide margin.

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