Original article - Absurd: Bloomberg Poll Has Obama Leading Romney by 13 Points
Thirteen points? Really?
Barack Obama has opened a significant lead over Mitt Romney in a Bloomberg National Poll that reflects the presumed Republican nominee’s weaknesses more than the president’s strengths.
Obama leads Romney 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, even as the public gives him low marks on handling the economy and the deficit, and six in 10 say the nation is headed down the wrong track, according to the poll conducted June 15- 18.
Naturally they sampled more Democrats than Republicans, by five points. Even so, this poll conflicts wildly with every other national poll. Rasmussen, for example, has Romney consistently leading and up four points Tuesday (and the GOP up by seven in the generic Congressional ballot) with Gallup having Romney up by one point.
I suspect this Bloomberg poll be be widely touted by the media but won’t hold up to any scrutiny by those who do polling for a living.