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McCain widens lead (or not)

For what it’s worth — and it’s probably not worth much, given the volatility of such things — Zogby is reporting that John McCain is now leading Mitt Romney in New Hampshire by a margin of 36 percent to 27 percent, up from 34 percent to 29 percent in the previous tracking poll. This could mean that McCain has managed to stop Romney’s mini-comeback. More likely it means nothing at all.

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  1. mike_b1

    Always have to factor in that margin of error.

  2. Dan Kennedy

    With tracking polls, in particular, it seems as though the margin of error is so huge that it can be hard to take them seriously.

  3. mike_b1

    If you can’t take the poll seriously, then there’s little reason to discuss it (other than to say, “you can’t take it seriously”).

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