Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Washington Post: Redefining "Dead Heat" Down...

The Washington Post does a piece today on the GOP's attempt to re-take a number of Governor's mansions, a la 1993. In the telling, they deliver one of the most - hmmm, misleading? - pieces of information I have ever seen in a MSM outlet. And yes, I know that's saying a lot:

In New Jersey, the RGA has already begun to label Gov. Jon Corzine (D) a tax-raiser -- using his proposed budget to make the case that the Democrat wants to increase taxes by $1 billion. Former U.S. attorney Chris Christie is the likely Republican nominee against Corzine.

...Polling in each race suggests that Republicans are correct to be optimistic. Christie and Corzine are in a virtual dead heat.

A "virtual dead heat", huh? I beg to differ about that characterization of the race, good sir. Here's the most recent polling data available:

That's a 13+ point lead, well outside any margin of error imaginable.

A "dead heat"? Only if you're trying to put the fix in....

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