I’m just a reader and consumer of polls, but that’s enough for me to conclude there’s something mighty odd about the new poll out by Rasmussen showing that 60 percent of Americans want to repeal the federal health-care law.
I wrote on this topic last week, pointing to the trends in the pollster.com average of polls that show no consensus for majority opposition, much less repeal. Yet Rasmussen claims that its polls find repeal a slam-dunk winner with the public. (This particular series of Rasmussen polls does not appear to be included in the pollster.com average, though other Rasmussen results on the issue are.)
I guess it’s possible that Rasmussen is right and everyone else is way off. Then again, could it not be the other way around?
In fact, Rasmussen’s work has come under scrutiny in the blogosphere for a number of oddities, such as extensively polling a political race until the final weeks and consistently drawing results that vary notably from those of other pollsters.