Washington, Nov.1: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s pollster lashed out at a new poll showing President Barack Obama up by five points in Ohio, calling the survey ‘a piece of crap’.
Neil Newhouse complained that the poll’s model projected both a ‘broader pool’ of Ohioans as likely voters than is realistic and was based on a ‘partisan composition’ of the electorate that was far more favorable to Democrats than he thinks is plausible.
The poll showed that Obama has a 50-percentage points lead over Romney at 45 in battleground Ohio.
According to Politico, Romney’s campaign and others in the GOP believe the samples in the media polls show a partisan breakdown that is overly favorable to Democrats and is therefore misrepresenting the electorate.
The new Quinnipiac Ohio poll was made up by 37 percent of Democrats, 30 percent independents and 29 percent Republicans.
“96 percent of their registered voter sample are ‘likely voters,’” wrote Newhouse, adding: “That’s absurd”
According to the report, Peter Brown, who conducts Quinnipiac’s poll, declined to respond to Newhouse’s criticism, and said: “We stand by our numbers”. (ANI)