Dem poll pushes Todd Akin

A Democrat polling operation, Public Policy Polling, is giving away the Democrats' desire to have Todd Akin stay in the Missouri Senate race. In so doing, it also reveals how polls are manipulated to produce the desired PsyOps effect. It is simply a matter of adjusting the sample, that is, poll more Democrats if you want one result, and poll more Republicans if you want another. In  this case, PPP has suddenly adjusted its sample to produce a poll indicating Akin has a chance to defeat Claire McCaskill. Jim Geraghy of NRO's Campaign Spot spots the game being played in a blog titled, "PPP's Sample in Missouri Suddenly Becomes More Heavily GOP": This morning, Public Policy Polling races to tell us that "Missouri voters strongly disagree with the comments Todd Akin made about abortion over the weekend, but it hasn't moved the numbers a whole lot in the Senate race. Akin leads Claire McCaskill by a single point, 44-43. That's basically identical to our last poll of...(Read Full Post)