Neil Sinhababu and Nicholas Beaudrot's political blog
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mitt Romney Guest Stars in in Polls Behaving Badly
Mitt Romney cites a PPP poll "showing" that only he can win Texas. Not even Rick Perry is ahead of Barack Obama in the Lonestar state. Now, of course, Perry has pretty good name recognition in Texas. But at the time of the poll, he wasn't even pre-running for President. General election polls at this stage of the game are totally bunk. Obama's approve/disapprove numbers in Texas are pretty poor, so almost any candidate will probably win the state in a walk this year.