Mark Halperin has trouble reading polls Blog ››› February 4, 2009 12:05 PM EST ››› ERIC BOEHLERT ? Or more specifically, he likes to mix and match polling data in an effort to suggest Obama's popularity has plunged. Here's what Halperin hyped. And here's why the Halperin claim is utterly phony. Short Link copy link Posted In Government, The Presidency & White House We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.