Sunday, October 17, 2004

Amazing Paragraph in W.P.

In a Washington Post article on their recent poll is this amazing paragraph:

"The Post tracking poll shows Bush leading Kerry 50 to 47 percent. ... But the survey suggests that Kerry continues to claim a large lead in key battleground states. In these 13 states, Kerry held a 53 percent to 43 percent advantage among likely voters."

The story doesn't say which are the "battleground states" but if both these things are true President Bush must be ahead in NY and/or California, highly unlikely, or have hugh majorities in the South and non battleground midwest i.e. Indiana. Can the two sets of numbers in the quoted paragraph be reconciled?

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