John, I will say that thus far this year, Rasmussen has had the most volatile results of the major polling companies based on my observations. I cannot say whether that is due to robotic calling or because it has a different sampling technique. (Though given my own frustration when I call customer service somewhere and get an automated operator, I can definitely see robo-calls being problematic.) My issue with the Rasmussen Florida poll showing Giuliani in third place, 8 points behind Mike Huckabee, is that it is wildly at odds with every other recent poll I’ve seen showing Giuliani with a comfortable, double-digit, lead in the state. So while I wouldn’t dismiss the Rasmussen poll out of hand, I wouldn’t allow this one poll to uproot what months of polling has told me about the state of play in Florida. If there are several other polls that come out with similar findings, that’s another story.
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