Is Gallup Biased Against Obama?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by JamesL, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. JamesL


    Something I thought was interesting in the counter-argument:

    5. All of this misses a much bigger point. Blumenthal’s criticism of Gallup is directed at its poll of adults, and specifically for having white adults comprise roughly 71 percent of its poll rather than roughly 68 percent. But what is not mentioned is that whites make up a larger share of the electorate than 68 or even 71 percent.

    Even in 2008, when Obama generated a 27 percent increase in the black vote, whites still accounted for 74 percent of all voters. This means that, when it comes to measuring the electoral relevance of Obama’s job approval rating, the Gallup poll is still “skewed” toward the Democrats. It just happens to be less “skewed” than other polls.*

    * (emphasis mine)