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A Few Thoughts on the Skewed Polls

HappiR Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:18 AM
I'm not upset at all that these polls are skewed. I think it's a great thing. I don't believe they'll actually turn off republican voters - perhaps only make them try harder. They WILL promote overconfidence in ordinary dems. AND they'll also have two other benefits. If Romney were shown to be ahead, the dems might be going insane by now with hate (well, insaner might be more appropriate). This keeps it tamped down to a manageable level. And after Romney wins, it will make it so much more delicious watching the lib heads exploding in rage and hate.

Over the past few days, there has been plenty of chatter about how accurate the polls are.  Hugh Hewitt, among others, has established that some pretty dubious assumptions underlie many of the polls that are regularly touted in the MSM as decisive evidence of a pending Obama victory.

Taken together, the polls purporting to predict a fairly easy Obama victory have the purported effect of enspiriting Obama supporters, and depressing Romney supporters -- presumably leading to heightened turnout among the former, reduced turnout among the latter.  But as the MSM celebrates the supposed Obama leads with an air of "this...