John Zogby Within Margin of Error

John Zogby has sent out a press release touting his genius as a political forecaster:

As the election drew near, Pollster Zogby was quoted widely saying that he believed the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives would pick up between 25 and 30 seats, and that Democrats would almost certainly pick up three or four seats in the Senate, and perhaps get as high as six. As in earlier elections, Zogby’s estimates turned out to be right on the mark.

Well, gee whiz. He predicted that the polls in the week leading up to the election would be fairly close? Imagine that!

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  1. Compare and contrast to Rassmussen.