GOP bias at Rasmussen?

Nate Silver, the left-leaning elections blogger for the New York Times, is accusing Rasmussen Reports of favoring Republicans in its polling this year:

Rasmussen polls quite consistently turned out to overstate the standing of Republicans tonight. Of the roughly 100 polls released by Rasmussen or its subsidiary Pulse Opinion Research in the final 21 days of the campaign, roughly 70 to 75 percent overestimated the performance of Republican candidates, and on average they were biased against Democrats by 3 to 4 points.

One hopes he will do the same analysis for polls commissioned by Newsweek which were notoriously biased toward Democrats in 2010, or that he will debunk the bogus health polling done by the Kaiser Family Foundation this year as well.

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