1. Dispute

    Romney Complains About ‘Flawed’ Poll

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at Colorado Spring Fabrication in Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 4, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A poll released Monday morning showed that Mitt Romney’s support was sinking and that nationally President Obama was beating him significantly. Romney’s campaign has, unsurprisingly, taken issue with these statistics. The GOP frontrunner’s pollster says that the numbers, from a Washington Post/ABC poll, should be ignored because “the poll introduced specific negative information about Governor Romney, immediately prior to asking the ballot match-up against President Obama.” The Washington Post’s polling director, however, argues that the results are legitimate. “The result is also in line with other publicly released polls. That said, we published our full questionnaires—with exact question wording—for just such scrutiny.”

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