Fox News assesses the data

Can Brit Hume's audience tolerate basic math?

By Alex Halperin
November 5, 2012 4:16AM (UTC)
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In the face of polling data that seems to be favoring the reelection of President Barack Obama, professional poll-watchers on Fox News Sunday confronted the cognitive dissonance of three possible outcomes: 1) The polls are wrong, 2) Mitt Romney’s ground game will overcome the public opinion deficit, 3) Mitt Romney will lose.

After parsing the difference between national polls and state polls, Fox anchor Brit Hume concludes, “It’s hard to imagine as a political journalist that all these polls are off but the discrepancy is puzzling.”



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