TO: Polling staff
FROM: Stats department
RE: New polling questions
As you know, it’s “silly season” in our business, and if there’s one thing we can count on, it’s that whatever poll results we report, someone is going to take issue with our methodology. Last week, as you will all recall, we reported from our polling data that President Obama enjoys a commanding 6 percent lead on challenger Mitt Romney, and as we expected, we came in for some heavy criticism about “bias” and “loaded” questions.
To that end, we’ve decided to amend some of the questions we’ve been using. We’re not — …