Paul Beats McCain in Iowa; MSNBC/Newsweek Censors Own Poll

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The new MSNBC/Newsweek poll on Iowa puts Ron Paul at 8% of likely GOP caucus-goers, 2 points above McCain.

But both MSNBC and Newsweek, who commissioned the poll, have omitted Ron Paul from the analyses.

Newsweek’s article on the poll analyzes it with regard to the top candidates, including McCain, but omits any mention of Ron Paul, who beats McCain in their own numbers.

Chris Matthews, who was the first to announce the results on MSNBC, displayed a chart:

Huckabee: 39%
Romney: 17%
Thompson: 10%
Giuliani: 9%
McCain: 6%

and then proceeded to talk about those five candidates, never mentioning Ron Paul’s 8%.

If Ron wins in Iowa, I wonder if they will leave his total off the results?

4:50 pm on December 7, 2007