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MoveOn.org Seeks Brokaw Apology

MoveOn.org: Tom Brokaw used old poll data during debate on Meet the Press . 9/30/2008 09:25:00 AM Eastern

MoveOn.org is encouraging its members to e-mail Tom Brokaw and ask him to apologize for citing an old poll during a debate on Meet the Press Sunday between strategists for Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.).

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They said Brokaw's comment "paint[ed] an inaccurate picture of the race for voters."

MoveOn.org, which supports Obama, was unhappy because Brokaw ended the debate with the observation that, "In fairness to everyone, [McCain] continues to lead" in the polls in the category of "best equipped to be commander in chief" by a factor of 53%-45%.

It turns out in the last two NBC polls, Obama actually topped McCain, according to MoveOn.org, and NBC confirmed to the group that Brokaw was referring to a poll taken several weeks ago just after the Republican convention.

A Meet the Press spokesperson had not returned a call at press time.

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