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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
USA Today hires Pew to replace Gallup, whose polls last year weren’t too good
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 19, 2013 5:05 p.m.





The Gallup Organization, the granddaddy of political polling outfits, has had a tough go of it of late.

When USA Today, the flagship paper of the Gannett chain, dropped Gallup as its pollster last month, there was considerable speculation that the divorce was not exactly a mutual decision, as we see HERE:

If USA Today pulled the plug because it was dissatisfied with Gallup’s polling, then the paper made a wise move. Even though Obama comfortably won reelection by 4 points, Gallup’s final poll showed Romney ahead by 1 point and consistently found Romney winning by a wider margin—as much ...

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