CBS and Quinnipiac released their latest swing state poll that surveyed voters in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, showing President Obama up over Mitt Romney with 50 percent of the vote in all three battleground states.
FLORIDA: Obama 51 – Romney 45
OHIO: Obama 50 – Romney 44
PENNSYLVANIA: Obama 53 – Romney 42
The only problem is the poll is a crock o’ crap.
It shows the President leading in Florida by a 51-44 margin. CBS and Quinnipiac used a sample giving Democrats a 37-26 partisan advantage. An 11-point advantage is quite ambitious, considering in 2008, Florida provided the Dems with a whopping three-point advantage.
PJ Media reports a similar story in Ohio and Pennsylvania:
President Obama is campaigning there today, where he is greeted by layoffs in the Brilliant, OH coal mine that are his fault. Obama’s regulations forced the layoffs. The CBS/Quinnipiac poll finds Obama with a 50-44 lead in Ohio, but the crosstabs reveal more weighting shenanigans. The poll goes in giving Democrats a 35-27 advantage. Eight points, CBS? Really?
The poll does a little better in Pennsylvania, only giving the Democrats a 38-32% advantage.
As a whole, this nonsensical poll is seemingly a partisan attempt to vault Obama to superior-image status in three critical swing states.
The only problem is, it means absolutely nothing.