VPR rolled out its latest poll today, conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute. I dutifully pored over the results, about which more later. But for now, one simple stupid thing.
There was an impressive array of questions about issues of concern, Vermonters’ impressions of candidates, how they feel about the presidential election…
… but nothing about voter preferences on the August primary races. No head-to-head numbers. No question asking “If the primary were today, who would you vote for?”
(Or, “for whom would you vote” if you insist.)
So I Tweeted an inquiry and got the following, stupefying response.
@theVPO1 We didn’t do a head-to-head question. Just awareness and favorability. @vprnet
— Vermont Edition (@vermontedition) July 27, 2016
“We didn’t do a head-to-head.”
As in, “We didn’t ask the question that would be foremost on the minds of those who care about the polls.”
Double-u Tee Eff.