Whether it’s CNN’s latest flawed national poll or the polls NBC News released last night, media polls almost always seem to show Obama with a wider lead than other polls. This is why the media loves media polls. When Rasmussen releases a poll showing Romney tied in Ohio and Virginia, the media hardly covers those polls. But when Chuck Todd’s goatee releases NBC polls showing Romney losing in three crucial swing states by seemingly insurmountable margins, EVERYONE reports on those polls — not just NBC.
Because those polls feed a larger narrative that Romney is losing which in turn feeds THE NARATIVE our media is most desperate to push — that Romney is running an incompetent campaign, which means he’s not competent enough to replace The One.