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The Globe poll, redux: Pollster responds

Earlier this week, City Councillor Michael Flaherty's campaign lit into a Boston Globe/University of New Hampshire poll that showed Mayor Thomas Menino with a 20-point lead and that while his favorability rating had eroded, it was at 66 percent.

The Flaherty campaign said their own internal poll showed a 7 to 10 point horserace and questioned the methodology of the Globe poll. So we decided to ask the Globe's pollster, Andrew Smith of UNH's Survey Center, to respond. Here's what he had to say in an email to the Reporter:  Read more