Here is a prime example for why I am highly suspicious of any poll commissioned by a news organization. Every time I see a poll these days, I always dig deeper to see what the internals are, what method they used and their voter mix. After reading what WaPo/ABC did in their pool linked above, I can only conclude that their hope was to convince voters that Obama is leading and would win if the election was held today. This is not “reporting the news”. This is trying to influence an election.
Cooking the Polls