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Are Polls Showing How You’ll Vote? Or How You Think Others Will?

Earle8 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 11:46 AM
Interesting perspective Dr Hollis. I sure hope that you are right. However, "his highness" (Obama) has two advantages that can't be factored into you analysis, one tangible and one intangible. The MSM is the tangible, and 'likeability' is the intangible.
latebloomer Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 12:20 PM
I strongly suspect "likeability" is so intangible as to be virtually non-existent. Think about it- with that whole Chinese-laundry list of MSM misdirections, and administration failures, why isn't Obama at least half as unpopular as his predecessor? The likeability rating is merely a reflection of too many respondants afraid of being judged harshly-even by a faceless steanger on the other end of the phone line- for criticizing "The First Black President".

One of the things which makes the media’s bias in favor of President Obama so influential is the natural human tendency to want to belong, and the fear being out of the mainstream.

As a professor, I cannot count the number of classes in which students were reluctant to ask a question for fear that everyone else already knew the answer. And yet when some “brave soul” actually asks, at least half the class heaves an audible sigh of relief – they all have the same question.

The “grownups” behave this way as well. A few years ago,...