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Introducing The New Polling Firm of Madoff, Marist, Quinnipiac and Ponzi

AmericanViewpoint Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 12:42 AM
When multiple organizations (including Fox News!) call randomly selected voters, and in the vast majority of polls the number of people who assert they are Democrats goes up slightly, that's not magic, it's data. Actually, the biggest change in the data is not the increase in the number of Democrats, but rather the sharply shrinking number of voters who wish to self-identify as Republicans. What does it say about you and your movement that you need to resort to conspiracy theories rather than deal with reality?
requiescat in pace Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 8:52 PM
MAJOR PARTY ID [1996-2012]
Year/ R/ D/
1996/ 35%/ 39%
2000/ 35%/ 39%
2004/ 37%/ 37%
2008/ 32%/ 39%
2010/ 36%/ 35%
2012/ 37%/ 33%
Curtis108 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 7:43 AM
Actually, and sadly, those data do not mean what you think it means. Is the sampling a report of what they found with random calls, or is it "adjusted"? I know the answer. You might want to investigate a little more.
Patrice3 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 8:59 AM
Just for fun, I don't always answer honestly. I want the libs to be completely blindsided when we take this election. I don't know a single McCain supporter who has switched to Democrat, but I know lots of former Obama supporters who have re-registered as Independent or Republican. None will vote for Obama again. And most will crawl through broken glass to get to the polls in November. The enthusiasm is not going away!
jmoore389 Wrote: Sep 29, 2012 12:51 AM
YUP..Fox poll +8 Dem oversampled....problem with Fox is it is bipartisan run

After a few weeks spent tracking down and questioning pollsters and the reporters of polls, I can assure the reader that pollsters are the modern-day alchemists. They promise to turn numbers into predictive gold. We'd all like to believe these magical powers exist, but we shouldn't. The pollsters of 2012 just don't know who is going to win in November any more than did the pollsters of 1980 know that Ronald Reagan was headed towards a landslide in that late-breaking year.

I'd like to believe Scott Rasmussen that the race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is tied. Democrats...