On Monday, I blogged about the Monmouth University poll, showing Joe Biden, who started his presidential campaign far ahead of the pack, in a virtual dead heat with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
WithIn that blog, I posted the following paragraph:
In reading this, remember again that political polling can be notoriously inaccurate (Hillary can tell you a lot about this) and that, even if the above data are exactly correct things can change very quickly (ask Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke and Peter Buttigieg)
I point this out because these other polls, all taken about the same time as Monmouth’s, have now been released:
Poll Biden Sanders Warren
Economist 31% 24% 15%
Quinnipiac 32 15 19
The Hill 30 17 14
USA Today 32 12 14
Politico 33 20 15
CNN 29 15 14
They look a little different than Monmouth University’s virtual tie, wouldn’t you say?
I post political poll data because most people want to see them, and because you can get decent information by looking at how individual polls move from one wave of interviewing to the next.
But as for the totals themselves? In the words of my sainted grandmother, “Feh”.