Trip Gabriel from the New York Times doesn’t get it:
When polls last month showed President Obama pulling ahead, Republicans set up a noisy chorus that the results were flawed. Democrats dismissed the claims.
Now the shoe is on the other foot and Democrats are finding it pinches their toes.
There’s a universe of difference. Obviously. The Republicans insisted that pollsters — all of the them minus Rasmusssen — were deliberately “skewing” the polls in favor of President Obama because they were all in cahoots to re-elect the president. Democrats and poll watchers, on the other hand, criticized yesterday’s USA Today / Gallup poll as a statistical outlier. I didn’t see a single gripe that was based any sort of accusation of bias.