Friday, August 23, 2013

Bad Boehner Poll

Yeah but what is Boehner's popularity in his home district? That's really all that matters. John Boehner represents his district, not the whole state and only the people in his district can vote him out of office. In that sense, Boehner's popularity in the parts of his home state that are not his district is just as relevant as his popularity in Massachusetts. If you're not surveying his constituents, you're not surveying his constituents. So who cares if they happen to be from the same state as the speaker?

(Okay, I realize that unlike a poll of Boehner's popularity in MA, a poll of OH would include some of his constituents. But unless the polling firm tells us how his numbers stack up just in his home district,  it's not going to tell us anything useful.)