Skip to comments.David W. Moore Breaks Down Polling Data
Posted on 09/18/2008 1:32:09 PM PDT by 1stStrike
Are pre-election polls accurate? Wed, 17 Sep 2008 (NECN) - Mike Nikitas sits down with David W. Moore, author of The Opinion Makers: An insider exposes the truth behind the polls. Moore is a former vice president at the Gallup Polling Organization and the founder of the University of New Hamps...
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Great interview. Shold be required watching for FReepers who live and die by the polls.
As many as 25-30% could still be undecided or influenced one way of the other. The polling companies force people into a decision.
Election day is all that matters. Voting is a gut check. Which is why I can’t imagine that Obama will win.
I can’t imagine Obama winning either. I would certainly like to hear from someone in the polling industry as to what percentage they consider the “Bradley effect” to be. Is it 3%? Is is 10%. In a tight race like this, it could turn things into a landslide.
Didn’t Obama fail to carry most of the later primaries in larger states?
There was a guy on Glenn Beck last night who claimed that minority candidates need double digit leads in polls because people don’t want to come off as racist when asked if they support the minority candidate. Once they are in the voting booth, they don’t vote for the minority candidate. Apparently this is well known amongst pollsters and is the reason why they are upset that McCain is now leading or has closed the gap to single digits in many states.
Important to remember that Obama won because of caucuses. Had all the primaries been regular voting he would have lost to Hillary. Caucuses depend a great deal on organization and less on popularity.
If this is true, McCain/Palin is headed for a landslide. Look for 400 EVs.