Daily Kos Claims Mass. Senate Race Tied, RCP Average Is Brown +6

The folks at the uber-liberal website Daily Kos are showing their political bias this evening with a new poll claiming Tuesday's special Senate election in Massachusetts is all tied up.

What makes this laughable is the Real Clear Politics average -- including the DK poll -- has Republican candidate Scott Brown leading Democrat Martha Coakley by 6.2 points.

Here are the most recent poll numbers:

Monday, January 18
Race/Topic (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
Massachusetts Senate - Special Election Politico/InAdv Brown 52, Coakley 43 Brown +9
Massachusetts Senate - Special Election PJM/CrossTarget (R) Brown 52, Coakley 42 Brown +10
Massachusetts Senate - Special Election PPP (D) Brown 51, Coakley 46 Brown +5
Massachusetts Senate - Special Election ARG Brown 52, Coakley 45 Brown +7
Massachusetts Senate - Special Election Daily Kos/R2000 Brown 48, Coakley 48 Tie

Yep. There's DK saying it's tied.

To give you an idea of the absurdity, statisticians will typically throw out the high and low numbers in a sample as outliers.

With this in mind, the statistically significant average is Brown +7.

Yet, the folks at DK show it tied.

Nice job, Markos.

America should REALLY take your polling seriously...NOT! 

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