## AP/GfK Poll - October 25, 2012

Likely Voter, 839 sample size, Romney leads 47-45, 4% undecided.Update: It was pointed out to me that I looked at the wrong table in the internals, so I've corrected.

The last time I looked at this poll, I used it as an example in my methodology explanation. Back in September, it had a D+13 sample differential, with Democrats making up 50% of the overall partisan sample. Now we have an example of a poll starting to reflect reality. Using a likely voter screen, they end up with a D+4 sample, which has a D/R/I of 34/30/36. They also show a slight preference of Independents for Romney by 2%.

Putting the results into the reweighting models we get the following:

R+2 - Current result

R+0.7 - 2008 turnout model

R+3.8 - D+3 turnout model

R+6.2 - 2010 turnout model

R+6.3 - 2004 turnout model

R+8.1 - Rasmussen Party ID

Another poll to include in the average showing a steady lead for Romney.

Dave

ReplyDeleteI think your numbers for party id include leaning independents under R and D - i.e. Table PID2. The numbers in PID1 gives D/R/I of 34/30/27 for likely voters. A more reasonable number of independents, but a D+4 sample now not a D+2, so upping your R estimates.

NJH

Yeah, I considered just putting those Independents back into the Ind column. I don't like their methodology.

ReplyDeleteI guess P1D1 might be a better choice, let me update.