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Useless Poll

By on 3.27.08 | 11:40AM

This new NBC/WSJ poll finding that Hillary Clinton's positive rating has dropped to 37 (her lowest in seven years) and that Barack Obama suffered negligible damage from the Rev. Wright controversy seemed quite intriguing at first, until I read that it "oversampled African-Americans in order to get a more reliable cross-tab on many of the questions we asked in this poll regarding Sen. Barack Obama's speech on race and overall response to last week's Rev. Jeremiah Wright dustup." Now it seems quite useless.

UPDATE: In comments, a reader explains why it may not be useless.

UPDATE II: The pollster explains that backs were NOT over-represented in the overall numbers.

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