Rush is on to them as well.
Not only do they not provide any internals, these polls dont even give her favorable unfavorable with Republicans. This USA Today Gallup poll is essentially the same as the one in November which had Palin at 40-52, right after the smashing GOP victory.
Nancy Pelosis favorable/unfavorable is 33-54. So if this poll is to be believed,Nancy Pelosi, the most unpopular House Speaker in 75 years who presided over a once in a century drubbing of the party in the midterms two months ago is roughly as popular as the very same politicianSarah Palin who was most responsible for administering the drubbing and has a favorable rating of 76% in her own party (according to Rasmussen).
In other words, they are saying, pay absolutely no attention to the empirical evidence63 House seats takenand trust that they weighted the poll correctly with the right demographic and geographic mix and party percentages. Sorry, but I do not trust USA Today or Gallup or CNN, especially when they try to tell me to pay no attention to what eyes see...that black really is white...and white is black (depending, of course, on how they weight it).
If their purpose is to deter Sarah Palin (and I think it is), it is not going to work. She is a good deal smarter than I, and it is easy for me to see through this ruse.
“The polls methodology is rather interesting as well. NBC/WSJs pollster, Hart/McInturff, polled 1000 adults without restricting respondents to registered or likely voters. In fact, 19% of those responding claimed not to have voted in the 2008 elections, which is almost 1 in 5 and tends to make the predictive value of the poll rather weak. The D/R/I sample split is 31/21/39, a ten-point Democratic advantage when Gallup and Rasmussen both show the electorate evenly split or with Republicans taking a slight edge in affiliation. A 21% sample composition for Republicans is a gross underrepresentation. The previous poll has a 33/23/36 split.”