Like any of the political junkies don’t ALREADY KNOW THIS????
Rasmussen Reports uses research techniques that make its polls favor Republicans, Ipsos Public Affairs research director Mallory Newall said Monday during an appearance on “What America’s Thinking,” Hill.TV’s new show about public opinion research.
Newall singled out Rasmussen’s practice of adjusting results by party identification in arguing that the pollster, which has been touted by President Trump and often has shown him with higher approval ratings than in other polls, favors the GOP.
“I think they tend to be more along the partisan angle, leaning toward the Republicans … the weight that they put toward partisan self-identification,” Newall said, referring to Rasmussen’s long-standing practice of adjusting its results by party identification.
In response, a representative from Rasmussen in an e-mail to The Hill noted that it correctly predicted the margin in the popular vote in the 2016 presidential race.
“That’s a complaint we often hear from Democratic groups not happy with our polling,” Fran Coombs, Rasmussen’s managing editor, said of Newall’s criticism.
“Obviously we’re quite comfortable with our partisan breakdown. Let me remind Ipsos that we got the 2016 presidential race right,” Coombs continued. “The vast majority of pollsters did not.”….