Because in the middle of Campaign 2012 insanity, some folks really do stand out more so than others. Via Politico:
This morning, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien told Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell “pre-debate polling shows that the president was up 15 points in the state of Virginia.” But O’Brien did not mention what the CNN Chyron, on the bottom of the screen, did: The +15 points was among female voters, based on a Quinnipiac poll that had Obama leading Romney by 16 points (56-40) among women.
“How worried are you that your state is going to go for President Obama when the polls show a significant lead pre-debate, after the first pretty awful debate?” she asked McDonnell.
“I’m not sure what you’re looking at there, Soledad,” McDonnell replied.
Current polling in Virginia puts Obama and Romney almost dead even, with a slight edge for Obama. But for the record, Obama has never led Romney by 15 points in Virginia, according to any 2012 poll. The last time he led Romney by double digits was in May 2011, roughly one year before Romney became his party’s nominee. The Quinnipiac poll O’Brien cited has Obama up by 5, a recent NBC News/WSJ/Marist Poll has Romney up by 1.
Ms. OBrien did email Politico through a spokesman to note she had mistakenly left off the word “woman” but, um, I think informed conservatives know otherwise.