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

momham33 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 10:29 AM
I have two ideas about the polls - 1. As soon as I state that I am a Caucasian, Republican woman, I am politely thanked for my time and told that they do not need more opinions from my profile group. I have been known to LIE and say that I am an African American woman so that I can say I am not voting for Obama (Wrong, I know, but OH SO FUN!). 2. There are so many people intimidated by the idea of being called a racist that THEY lie to pollsters too. Nobody goes into the voting booth with you but they might judge you as racist because you dislike EVERYTHING the man stands for but not the man.
kwood742 Wrote: Oct 02, 2012 5:38 PM
GREAT IDEA. . . I am a while male. They NEVER ask me. Do you think they might if I claimed to be a Hispanic Woman???? Maybe an albino Jamaican?

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,...