Sunday, January 25, 2004

"Special Sauce" Alert!

Zogby's latest NH poll results are in:
In the MSNBC/Zogby Reuters tracking poll released Sunday and covering Thursday through Saturday, Sen. John Kerry held a 30-23 percent lead over his closest rival, Howard Dean, the former governor of Vermont.

The seven-point margin for Kerry in the three-day period was down two percentage points from the previous day's numbers. "Dean had another good polling day, actually bouncing back to 25 points on Saturday, compared to Kerry's 28," pollster John Zogby said. "Undecideds climbed slightly on Saturday, indicating a shift may be taking place."
and that's giving hope to the Deaniacs who are giving big play to the comeback spin (entry for January 24).

Go Howie go! Whup the French guy! But this kind of thing isn't going to help - Howard Dean Says Iraqis Worse Off Now.

And if you don't recognize the "special sauce" label, it's what Zogby calls his adjustment of the raw polling numbers. Sometimes it works, sometimes it has to be sent back to the kitchen.