As seen from a foreign perspective (funny how these details often surface in like manner), this just in from ex-skf.blogspot.com :
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
OT: GOP Iowa Caucus Is 3-Way Dead Heat
(UPDATE: It looks MSMs and TPTB did their job. Iowa is a virtual tie between Santorum (Santorum?) and Romney. Paul 3rd. Let's see if they still say Iowa doesn't matter.)
among Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, 23% each with 22% reporting. (CNN)
... the last poll before the election showed Rick Santorum in 2nd, way ahead of Ron Paul when in fact it was the other way round.
From Economic Policy Journal (1/3/2012):
HOT: "Error" on Poll Results Put Santorum Ahead of Ron Paul
Run Ron Paul reports:
With just days remaining until the all-important Republican Iowa caucuses, a left-leaning political newspaper based near the nation’s capital made a critical error in reporting the results of the final Des Moines Register opinion poll before voters gather Tuesday.
On Saturday evening Politico incorrectly reported that the poll showed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum “climbing to second [place] at 21 percent and Ron Paul in third, with 18 percent.” In fact, Paul took second place with 22 percent of the vote. Santorum was third with 15 percent.
Evidence of funny business, if you ask me.
More like criminal activity.
I wish I was surprised.
Be seeing you.