Wiretap: The time PPP thought its own polling was skewed

Wiretap is our daily roundup of stuff (about whatever) that we read and that we think you might like to read, too. Today we’re leading off with the Public Policy Poll that predicted Pueblo state Senator Angela Giron would lose in the gun-control recall election by 12 points. It was suppressed because pollsters thought it had to be wrong. It wasn’t.

The poll PPP didn’t run that said Giron would lose by 12 — because they didn’t believe it.

The Vladimir Putin op-ed everyone is talking about, via NY Times.

Obama whiffs on Syria, via Frank Rich at New York Magazine

What if typical family spent like government, Washington Post

When JFK took on the military, The Atlantic

Also, Colorado: After the fires and the heat come the floods.

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