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Quality Control Among the Polls: Will RealClearPolitics.com Protect Its Brand?

David1271 Wrote: Aug 07, 2012 11:35 AM
Scott Rasmussen is the only pollster out there that can be trusted. His polls are conducted with good science, Most other polls have joined the lamestream media in a fit of trying to put their candidate first...and damn the science. The lamestreamers know that there are plenty of rubes out there who vote, based on whom they perceive to be the "leader" in their incredibly biased polls. The only poll that counts is the one taken by the American people on election day at the polls....and sadly there has been too much fraudulent activity in that realm, recently.

RealClearPolitics.com was begun in 2000 and in the 12 years that have followed, it has become the gold standard for aggregators of political stories, punditry and polling data.

Almost every newscast of note refers to the “RealClearPolitics average of polls,” which the commentariat has come to rely upon as a way of smoothing out the inevitable differences between polls and the various methodologies they represent.

With success comes a problem, however, and that is the old rule of “garbage in, garbage out.”

Should “RCP,” as it is known among those who rely upon it, do something...