Multiple times I have pointed out that PPP polls are laden with pro-Obama and pro-Democrat bias. This is not an independent organization who happens to be Democrat leaning, they are a pro-Democrat polling firm with an agenda.
Today’s Missouri poll showing embattled Senate nominee Todd Akin leading Claire McCaskill by 1 point is a perfect example of this bias. Democrats greatly benefit if Akin stays in the race since he is both deeply flawed and now mortally wounded. These flaws were the reason Democrats spent millions during the primary campaign to assist Akin to victory. Now the only way Akin stays in the race is if he thinks he can still win. So PPP runs a poll at their own expense, not for a paying client, that surveys Republican turnout far higher than it has ever been in order to construct a result to their liking. The party ID in Missouri in 2008 was D +6 (Dem:40, Rep: 34, Ind: 26). In 2004 the split was R +1 (Dem: 35, Rep: 36, Ind: 29). Today’s poll? R +9!!! (Dem: 30, Rep: 39, Ind: 32).
This is a poll designed to give Akin comfort that he can still win despite the near unanimous consensus of conservative, moderate, Tea Party and establishment Republicans telling him to bow out. This was not a poll to gauge actual Missourians reaction to Akin’s idiocy. It was an advocacy poll to buoy the candidate in order to help the Democrats. I do not care to waste my time having to greatly scrutinize every single poll from an unabashedly biased source. Hence I do not and will not blog PPP polls even if I like the results.