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Obama vs Romney Polls: When You Crunch the Numbers, Romney is Actually Doing Very Well

Pat1859 Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 12:09 PM
The 2 things I learned in Statistics 101 was (1- You can prove anything with statistics, and (2- You can lie with statistics by such subtle things as the size of the charts, the way things are stated and many other ways. Don't believe everything that is shown by statistics.
Editors' note: this piece originally appeared at PolicyMic.

Two things typically happen after the major parties conventions come to an end. People that normally do not pay attention for most of the year start to pay attention to the news and polls more, and voter enthusiasm jumps up as a result. The major polls that are appearing on the daily newscasts, in the newspapers and on the internet have become incredibly important. While meant to accurately reflect the views of the nation, these polls today have unfortunately turned into a weapon.

Many major organizations have skewed their...