Are Polls Accurate in Presidential Race?

Publication: Reuters

Author: Andy Sullivan

10/30/2008 - With the U.S. presidential election less than a week away, Democrat Barack Obama holds a steady lead over rival Republican John McCain in opinion polls, leading many pundits to say McCain is effectively finished.

Could the polls be wrong?


But polls might be underweighting any racial backlash because intolerant voters tend to hang up on pollsters, said Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut said.

"That could be a factor in a close election, but it's probably not a factor in an election that seems as wide open as this," Kohut said.

Read the full article Are Polls Accurate in Presidential Race? on the ABC News Web site.

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