September 29, 2010

Statement from Mike Phillips (Candidate MD-08) about Ehrlich poll

Statement from Mike Phillips (Candidate in Maryland's 8th Congressional District) about Ehrlich poll:

The Washington Post released a poll today that characterized former Governor Bob Ehrlich trailing the incumbent Governor O'Malley by 11 percentage points in the race for the Governor's seat in Annapolis. Given the small number of Republicans polled this would make sense. Given the large number of Democrats polled (relative to Republicans), the results make sense. However, what doesn't make sense is the lack of mental gymnastics going on down at the Post.

This is the best news I have had all week! Since the Post can't do math worth printing, it is no wonder their numbers and their conclusions about the Governor's race don't add up. With so few Republicans in the polling numbers and so many non-registered voters in the mix, we could easily extrapolate a blowout in favor of Ehrlich if the Post would only drop the illegal aliens from the poll and use a realistic distribution of voters from around the state instead of manipulating the voter pool to generate the outcome they needed to print the story. The Post even added this disclaimer to each question, "This is a non-scientific user poll. Results are not statistically valid and cannot be assumed to reflect the views of Washington Post users as a group or the general population." What a waste of good print space. Shame on the Post!

Mike Philips,
Candidate for Congress MD 8th District against Rep. Chris van Hollen

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