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50 – 46 = 0?

Filed at 2:07 pm under by dcobranchi

CNN is apparently a devotee of New Math. Check out the latest hed:

CNN Poll: Obama 50%-Romney 46% in Ohio

One would think that Obama was ahead. Not so, according to the chyron. It’s a tie. Yes, because the difference is within the margin of error, CNN thinks the candidates are tied. What idiocy! There is just as much chance that they’re tied as there is that Obama is up by 12%.

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