When you login to Google AdSense as a publisher, the first screen you are shown is a summary of earnings and clicks.
The top left shows "Today's Earnings: $00.00," replace the zeros with real numbers. Then by default the reporting under the earnings summary is for today and shows your earnings broken down by the content network, referrals network and AdSense for search product. At the bottom of that report, it shows the "Total Earnings" for that view. Typically, the "Total Earnings" for that view, which is for today, should equal the "Today's Earnings" figure.
For me it does.
But for some publishers it does not.
A DigitalPoint Forums thread has a couple screen captures showing the numbers reporting differently. Some suggest the publisher should wait to see if the earning figures balance out in a few hours. But they waited and the numbers still don't add up for them.
Is this a bug or just a timing issue?
Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.