Those of us who are both obsessed with polls and habitually attached to the idea of refreshing Real Clear Politics every ninety seconds should take note: The site seems to be doing funny things with its polling averages. Just two examples:
2. The site has also been including Democracy Corps polls in its national average, or at least it did so last week, when Democracy Corps showed Obama with a slim three point lead. Now Democracy Corps has Obama's lead at nine points, and, whatdya know it, the poll is not part of RCP's average.
Hmmm again. I could be doing my math wrong--and would love to be shown the error of my conspiracy-mongering ways--so if anyone has a good answer...
Nate Silver had RCP questions last week.
Update: I stand corrected! RCP has explained that they will not be using certain partisan polls after October 11. (Thanks to commenter phargle).