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These Polls Can’t All Be Right

By on 10.23.08 | 1:02PM

Granted, polls are just a snapshot in time, subject to change, don't forget the margin of error and all the usual caveats. But McCain can't be surging to a tie nationally while also falling further behind in the battleground states. Mathematically, it just doesn't work. Somebody is wrong about which way the race is trending.

UPDATE: Nate Silver has some interesting analysis of this morning's battleground state polls that may help explain the discrepancy.

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