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Des Moines Register won't release final Iowa Poll due to polling error

Des Moines Register won't release final Iowa Poll due to polling error
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FOUND A FEW WISCONSINITES ALONG THE WAY. MATT: THE FINAL HOURS OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS, A SPRINT FOR THE CANDIDATES IN IOWA IN A RACE THAT IS DEEMED VERY CLOSE. JUST ACROSS THE WISCONSIN BORDER IN DUBUQUE -- >> YOU’RE CHECKED IN. THERE’S YOUR STICKER. THANK YOU. MATT: WISCONSINITES WITH A FRONT-ROW SEAT -- >> I’M EXCITED JUST TO BE HERE AS A SUPPORTER AND SEE WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. MATT: TO IOWA’S FIRST IN THE NATION BADGE. >> AND NOW COMING DOWN TO DECISION TIME. MATT: FORMER SOUTH BEND MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG PULLING AMONG THE TOP CONTENDERS. ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, CONCERNS RAISED BY HIS CAMPAIGN FORCED THE LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED IOWA POLLS SATURDAY NIGHT. MAYOR, WE’RE FROM MILWAUKEE. WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO MAKE IT TO OUR PRIMARY AND THE DNC IN MILWAUKEE? >> WELL, A BIG THING THAT’S ON FOLKS’ MINDS IS DEMONSTRATING THAT WE ARE THE BEST CANDIDATE TO TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP. I THINK I AM AS A MIDDLE-CLASS MIDWESTERN VETERAN, BUT THE FIRST CHANCE TO ACTUALLY PROVE IT IS WITH A GOOD FINISH ON THE GROUND HERE IN IOWA AND THAT’S OUR FOCUS RIGHT NOW. MATT: FROM DUBUQUE TO DES MOINES -- >> HELLO, IOWA CIT MATT: THE TOP DEMOCRATIC CONTENDERS WITH THEIR FINAL PITCH. >> NO MATTER WHAT YOUR POLITICAL VIEW MAY BE. >> THERE’S GOING TO BE NO TIME FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING. MATT: AS SOME WISCONSINITES WATCH UP CLOSE. >> THE BIGGEST THING WISCONSIN RESIDENTS CAN DO RIGHT NOW IS SUPPORT WHAT’S GOING ON IN IOWA, AND THAT’S WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO BE HERE. MATT: A PROCESS THAT WILL LIKELY COME DOWN TO THE WIRE. IOWA VOTERS SAY THIS? ONE OF SEVERAL WAYS. AN ADDED INCENTIVE FOR THE VOLUNTEERS, HELPING IOWANS CAMPAIGN AND VOLUNTEER INTO
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Des Moines Register won't release final Iowa Poll due to polling error
The final Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll will not be released as planned Saturday night. A statement released by the Des Moines Register said: "Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the way the survey was administered, which could have compromised the results of the poll. It appears a candidate's name was omitted in at least one interview in which the respondent was asked to name their preferred candidate."The Register said it believes it was a singular error in an isolated incident, but it has not confirmed that yet. "The Register has published the Iowa Poll for 76 years and it is considered the gold standard in political polling. Selzer & Co., which conducts the poll, is recognized for its excellence in polling. It is imperative whenever an Iowa Poll (is done) that there is confidence that the data is accurately reflects Iowans' opinions." A tweet by Jonathan Martin, national correspondent with the New York Times said, "The @DMRegister is weighing whether to release their (Iowa Poll) as planned tonight after @PeteButtigieg camp complained that his name was left off at least one survey questionnaire."KCCI-TV asked Buttigieg about the poll."I don't know everything that happened that led to the technical problems there, but certainly a good thing it was caught and also a good thing the network and the newspaper took what must have been a very difficult step of deciding not to go forward," Buttigieg said. "At a time when you're hearing a lot of attacks on the media, it's also striking to see they would go to that length to make sure the integrity and the accuracy of what they're putting out was protected, because it does sound like there was an issue there."On Jan. 10, the Iowa Poll put Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead for the Iowa Democratic presidential candidate at 20%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 17%, Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 16% and Joe Biden with 15%.The margin of error for January's poll was 3.9 percentage points.

The final Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll will not be released as planned Saturday night.

A statement released by the Des Moines Register said: "Nothing is more important to the Register and its polling partners than the integrity of the Iowa Poll. Today, a respondent raised an issue with the way the survey was administered, which could have compromised the results of the poll. It appears a candidate's name was omitted in at least one interview in which the respondent was asked to name their preferred candidate."

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The Register said it believes it was a singular error in an isolated incident, but it has not confirmed that yet.

"The Register has published the Iowa Poll for 76 years and it is considered the gold standard in political polling. Selzer & Co., which conducts the poll, is recognized for its excellence in polling. It is imperative whenever an Iowa Poll (is done) that there is confidence that the data is accurately reflects Iowans' opinions."

A tweet by Jonathan Martin, national correspondent with the New York Times said, "The @DMRegister is weighing whether to release their (Iowa Poll) as planned tonight after @PeteButtigieg camp complained that his name was left off at least one survey questionnaire."

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KCCI-TV asked Buttigieg about the poll.

"I don't know everything that happened that led to the technical problems there, but certainly a good thing it was caught and also a good thing the network and the newspaper took what must have been a very difficult step of deciding not to go forward," Buttigieg said. "At a time when you're hearing a lot of attacks on the media, it's also striking to see they would go to that length to make sure the integrity and the accuracy of what they're putting out was protected, because it does sound like there was an issue there."

On Jan. 10, the Iowa Poll put Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead for the Iowa Democratic presidential candidate at 20%. Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 17%, Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 16% and Joe Biden with 15%.

The margin of error for January's poll was 3.9 percentage points.