I get a lot of e-mail asking me why I point to polls like the one favoring Steele when I discount some polls favoring some Democrats.Because this question comes mostly from lefties, I will pause to explain in as uncomplicated a fashion as possible.Polling methodology and models favors Democrats.So polls that show Republicans tied or ahead I see as indicating a race in which the Republican is in the lead.Polls that show a Republican within striking distance I see as a poll indicating a dead heat.It shouldn't be that hard to grasp, even for a lefty.
That "dead heat" Hewitt was talking about turned out to be one of the most lopsided Democratic waves in memory.
You saw this in 2008, as well -- just a total denial of polls that showed Obama was going to win. They're biased! They favor Democrats! The media polling outfits are in the tank!
But as soon as they get a poll they like -- even from CBS and the NYT -- suddenly it's gospel.