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Topic - John Mclaughlin
A top GOP pollster who had House Majority Leader Eric Cantor winning in a walk last week acknowledged in a post-primary memo that his team's methodology was "woefully inadequate" and said the poll should have taken into account the possibly of non-Republican voters participating.
Hundreds of people gathered in the rain to mourn the death of virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia before a funeral Saturday in his hometown of Algeciras at the heart of flamenco music country in Spain's deep south.
The tidal wave of anti-debt, anti-big-government voters that swamped Democrats in the 2010 congressional elections is readying itself again, poised to sweep Mitt Romney into the Oval Office, some political observers say.
The former head of CIA intelligence said Wednesday that recent assessments of al Qaeda being on the verge of strategic defeat may be too optimistic and warned not to start "high-fiving each other" over the high-profile slayings of the terror group's leaders.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has the momentum now, but the calendar may give rival Mitt Romney an advantage over the front-runner if the primary battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination turns into a marathon hunt for delegates.
"Since they were not included in any past Republican primary voting samples, that is why our poll was wrong," Mr. McLaughlin wrote in a memo accompanying a survey of 400 voters who participated in the June 10 primary. "In retrospect we needed to see this possibility and poll this race as if it were a special election and not just a typical Republican primary. The polling that we and others did from samples of past Republican primary voters was woefully inadequate in this case of an open primary for a national figure with no simultaneous primary on the other side."
Nevertheless, Mr. McLaughlin says the sample should have been larger.