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

smokedaddy Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 4:08 PM
Question- Does Rasmussen apply their own findings of Republican registration advantage of +4%? If they do, their results would seem to pretty bleh for Romney. Of course, there are other elements to a secret sauce, relating to turnout by age, gender, religion, ethnicity, etc. separate from party ID. Actually, while I'm a fan of Rasmussen, I don't see them listing their actual internals. Am I missing something? How about Gallup's party ID? Seems to me that in addition to asking about gender, age, and 50 different policy questions, every poll might want to inquire as to how their respondents actually voted in 08, as well as party ID, and adjust for aging factor accordingly.
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...