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The Particulars of Polls

Tincan844 Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 1:58 PM
Knowledgeable sources say Obama is looking for a retirement house in Hawaii for Jan 2013.
dmarn Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 3:06 PM
How does those un-named knowledgeable sources KNOW that the retirement home is for Jan.2013 when he doesn't leave office until Jan.2017?
StillStandingHisGround Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 2:09 PM
Tincan844:

As I've posted below, from what I'VE read, Obama's campaign-finance majordomo Penny Pritziker has already FOUND that retirement house, a $35 million mansion: there have already been pictures of it posted on the Internet. And the word is that it will be ready for immediate occupancy in January 2013.

Which, as I also posted below, indicates to me that apparently Obama is disinclined to attempt an all-out by-any-means stand to remain in the White House after January 20 if the voters do not allow this on November 6.

If Obama leaves peacefully if defeated for re-election, he can look forward to a plush retirement. All bets are off as to WHAT he can look forward to if he attempts to illegally stay in the White House.
dahni Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 3:00 PM
Maybe he already paid for it out of taxpayers funds? I'll bet there is an Exeutive Order that exempts it from property taxes.
As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters.

First, some points about the limits of polls. Random sample polling is an imprecise instrument. There's an error margin of 3 or 4 percent, and polling theory tells us that one out of 20 polls is wrong, with results outside the margin of error. Sometimes it's easy to spot such an...