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Poll: Obama, Romney Tied in Michigan; Detroit News Endorses Mitt

Dan_NV Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 11:49 AM
I made this point a while back but I think it is worth making again here. I do think that a large segment of the electorate is suffering from "poll-lution." We have been polled, queried, questioned, factionalized, marginalized and institutionalized almost since Obama was elected. I think people are sick and tired of the intrusions. We did have a poll of sorts earlier this year however, although it can hardly be called scientific, and that was "Support Chic-fil-A" day. If you really want a measure of the attitude of the American electorate, that may just be one of the most accurate.
jdouglas Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 4:10 PM
An overwhelming affirmative of Christian values
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:20 PM
Vey interesting link above. The "contact" rate (people actually answer the phone) has dropped from 90% in 1997 to 62% today (I'm in the 38% population). It was 73-72% in 2008. People that will actually participate in a poll has dropped from 43% to 14% in the same timeframe, and approximately 25% in 2008 straightlining the 2006 and 2009 points. The "Response" rate has dropped from 36 to 9% - approximately 18% in 2008. Wow. Now I have confirmation paying no attention to "scientific" polls is a rationale act. Pollsters are attempting to measure the Republic's mood based on 9% of the population. I would get smacked upside my head for gross negligence if I based an engineering decision on only 9% of the available information.
Nana82 Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:24 PM
Yes but available information means...available.

Col Bat Guano Wrote: Oct 25, 2012 12:29 PM
62% are "available" That's a respectable population sample. That the polls can only glean a response of 15% from that available data is pathetic and destroys their credibility in my mind. Dan's right. The Support Chik-fil-A day is a more accurate measure of teh Republic's mood.

While the political world fixates on Ohio, could the Buckeye State's northern rival exert its own influence over the presidential election's outcome?  Fox 2 News Detroit publishes the results of a new statewide survey of likely voters that suggests the contest is deadlocked in Michigan:

The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are you most likely to vote for in the election?

President Barack Obama 46.92%
Republican Nominee Mitt Romney 46.56% 
Another candidate 2.30%
Undecided 4.23%

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