The Post’s Phantom Polls

Thanks to an alert reader for this one. Deborah Orin of the New York Post opens her story today by reporting, “Seven states vote tomorrow, and Kerry tops polls in five - Arizona, New Mexico, Missouri, North Dakota, and Delaware - while Edwards seems to have the edge in South Carolina and Oklahoma.”

Today’s ARG poll from Oklahoma shows: Clark 25%, Kerry 23%, Edwards 18%. No poll that we’re aware of has ever showed Edwards leading in Oklahoma.

It may seem like a small mistake, but as Mies Van Der Rohe put it, “God is in the details.”


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Zachary Roth is a contributing editor to The Washington Monthly. He also has written for The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.