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Rasmussen Tracking: Obama: 46, Romney: 46

Donna371 Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 9:02 AM
I realize that the polls are heavily relied upon for predictions but I have a real difficult time believing them. I cannot believe that for as bad as Obama truly is that they can be so close. I truly believe that the polling is skewed and I don't trust it. I am hoping beyond hope that Romney beats him in a landslide.
AlfredRegius Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 5:10 PM
I suppose it is logically possible that all the polls showing Obama ahead may be skewed. But I want to ask, "Do we have any good reasons to believe they are?" What sort of evidence is available to show such a bias? Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com tried to answer this question by looking at the results of the past several elections and comparing them to individual pollsters' predictions. What he found is that there is indeed a "house effect" for each polling organization, but this house effect is sometimes to the Republicans' advantage and sometimes to the Democrats'. The average of all polls tends to be pretty remarkably accurate in predicting election outcomes--especially the closer we are to the election.
magnetar Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 12:39 PM
more liberals in the sample, skewed results. Republicans are at work, the freeloaders are at home able to take that polling phone call. The pollsters do not call people at work.
Crossed the Rubicon Wrote: Sep 23, 2012 9:21 AM
Donna, we have to do more than hope. We have to encourage like minded conservatives to vote, and to vote for Romney, NOT for Gary Johnson.

This morning's newspaper in Central Ohio has the headline that Obama is up 51% to 46% for Romney. They are saying that Ohio is lost to Obama.

Please encourage all you know to do the right thing, and not sit back and let others make the decision for our country. Ohio has a horrible early voting policy and for a "golden week" Democrats can drag people to the polls and register and vote at the same time. And it's not a provisional vote, subject to scrutiny for legitimacy for the registration.

PLEASE ENCOURAGE ALL TO VOTE REPUBLICAN. NO SITTING THIS ONE OUT!!

Remember when liberals brashly claimed that the so-called “secret video" would prove to be the coup de grace that ended Mitt Romney’s political career? Good times. The fact is, though, the former Massachusetts governor (to borrow a line from the president) is actually “doing [just] fine”:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama and Mitt Romney each attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide. Three percent (3%) prefer some other...