Thursday, June 24, 2004

That's interesting. Ramussen runs a tracking robopoll with daily polling results on the presidential race, averaged over three days. I had noticed that Kerry had been up 47-44 for the last couple of days, and wondered what was up. They noted today that there was a massive, isolated blip in the Sunday poll sample, on Father's Day. Kerry scored higher on Father's Day than he had "for months". It dropped back down to the usual imperceptible-tie numbers for the rest of the week, at least so far. What does this suggest? Are people who are more likely to vote Kerry less likely to take their fathers out to dinner, and thus more likely to be at home to answer telephone polls? I'm kind of curious to find out if there was a similar blip on Mother's Day.

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