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This website will look pretty dumb in November...

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Its already dumb now with all the partisan hacks making threads with no purpose other than to have a circle jerk with there fellow hacks
 

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"There is much to criticize about Rasmussen's methods. All polls are conducted within a 4-hour window, the person who answers the phone (even a child) is sampled, phones that are not answered are not called back, and much more. All of Rasmussen's polls are done by computer; live interviewers are never used. However, other firms that do robopolling such as SurveyUSA and PPP get much more accurate results with no bias, so the problem is not the robopolling per se.

Just to look at one methodological issue, if no one answers the phone, Rasmussen picks a different random phone number instead of calling back two, three, four or more times as other pollsters do. Why does this matter? Because 20-somethings (who skew Democratic) are often out, whereas 60-somethings (who skew Republican) are often in. By not being persistent in finally getting through to a randomly chosen phone number, the sample is inherently biased towards Republicans because they are easier to reach. This may not have been intentional but it is understandable if you want to finish your survey in 4 hours. Nevertheless, cutting corners in the name of speed and cost don't improve accuracy."


http://electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Info/rasmussen.html

http://electoral-vote.com/evp2012/Pres/Maps/Sep25-noras.html (Polls ex. Rassmussen show Obama 347 / Romney 191 today)
I think unskewed polls was created in early summer. Seems like desperate Romney campaign et. al. are trying to spin what most polls are showing as conspiracy against them, basically latching onto something that's been out there for some time but never gained any traction previously in main stream media.






Politico is also running story about how Paul Ryan rampages around his campaign bus calling Romney "The Stench":
"Though Ryan had already decided to distance himself from the floundering Romney campaign, he now feels totally uninhibited. Reportedly, he has been marching around his campaign bus, saying things like, “If Stench calls, take a message” and “Tell Stench I’m having finger sandwiches with Peggy Noonan and will text him later.”


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81618.html

http://election.princeton.edu/2012/08/15/ryan-is-a-game-changer-but-not-for-romney/
 
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Lol @ bogus numbers. When Obama sweeps and spidey cries, you're the one who is going to have to explain to him that you were wrong.
 

Pens1566

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Even Nate Silver was having a few laughs at their expense yesterday on twitter. That site is a joke.
 
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