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[Vanity] Where did all the polls go?
October 19, 2012 | Me

Posted on 10/19/2012 12:11:47 AM PDT by Bon mots

Where did all the polls go?

For months we were treated to a daily barrage of the latest MSM-skewed polls showing how Obama was clobbering Romney in polls from major and minor news outlets, as well as polls run by universities and pollsters.

The minute Romney starts to clobber Obama in even the most highly skewed polls, nearly ALL polls have now virtually disappeared from the news. Where did they all go?

It seems that a few still squeak by, but those are from pollsters and running polls is, in fact, their only job.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; bias; election2012; msm; polls

1 posted on 10/19/2012 12:11:51 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

bathroom break?


2 posted on 10/19/2012 12:12:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bon mots

Oh its always been like that when the Dem is in front, its poll after poll after poll, when the republican is in front, its crickets. Pew seems to have vanished, Survey USA is hardly doing any polls this year, in 2008, it was wall to wall, even PPP has been slowing down......


3 posted on 10/19/2012 12:14:01 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Bon mots

Perhaps it was a George Soros scheme to pump up Obama’s ratings,
so he could make a bundle by betting on Romney when he was at 20% on InTrade.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 12:15:25 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Bon mots
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

5 posted on 10/19/2012 12:16:12 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

Long time passing?

Long time ago?

IOW...ain’t gonna happen. ;o)


6 posted on 10/19/2012 12:25:32 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (I can see November from my house! dc2k circa 2010)
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To: sunmars

It’s funny how it works...

If you happen to search Google for “polls obama romney” the results page shows item after item of articles proclaiming obama in the lead.

They are all old polls, nothing new is popping up to replace them in the indices.

I smell a landslide coming and a lot of libs are going to be blindsided when it hits them.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 12:27:27 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots
If you're not yet familiar with tastes like Bikini Blonde, Big Swell, CoCoNut PorTeR or Mana Wheat, you're in for a treat - especially if you're a lover of delicious, fresh make craft beer.

Romney is going to win! Obama is going to lose! And you can take that to the bank.

8 posted on 10/19/2012 12:30:06 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Bon mots

Dems are not spending on public polls except occasionally, why is that? Maybe they know there is no hope for them, they just know, so why spend a fortune on polls, Dems really only spending on internal polls.

Same thing happened in 2008 with McCain, basically GOP stopped polling, they knew 1 month before it was over, same here, Dems know its over, the experts would not be worth their salt if they did’nt, hence why we are seeing the reality setting in now 2 and a 1/2 weeks to go, the reality is they do not want public polling in a lot of states because the public picking up on close races in Conn, PA, Oregon, NJ, Maine, NH, Minn, Wi, MI, will just hasten and further the landslide coming.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 12:34:11 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Where are those reliable Pew polls?


10 posted on 10/19/2012 12:43:14 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Bon mots

Most pollsters may be waiting for several days after this last debate, hoping Obama gets a bounce.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 1:14:26 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: stocksthatgoup

lets see, 1st debate, romney bounce, 2nd debate ryan bounce, 3rd debate, looks like another Romney bounce, can’t imagine, number 4 will do anything, its too late.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 1:19:03 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Bon mots

At this point in a presidential race — with less than 30 days remaining — the “registered voter” polls are no longer acceptable and only “likely voter” polls are considered. This is more time-consuming and expensive for pollsters and limits the number of those actually conducting the polls.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 1:20:24 AM PDT by DRey (Ryan/Cruz 2020)
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To: DRey

try 18 days left a hell of a lot of early voting going on. Romney could not have time this better as this is the time most voters decide and most absentees start rolling in.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 1:41:34 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Bon mots

Just did that. Now Google is listing more up to date information. Wonder if it has anything to do with their missing earnings? Maybe they learned that credibility matters.

If the leftwingscum running Google are getting a clue, that’s (a) surprising and (b) an indication that obama is toast.

JMHO, of course...


15 posted on 10/19/2012 2:01:38 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Bon mots

Has anybody figured out if this is realistic and what happened to the huge ‘lead’ in one day, if so?

http://www.unskewedpolls.com/dailytrackingpoll.cfm


16 posted on 10/19/2012 2:05:38 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Bon mots

MSM fake poll time ran out.

So now there are no polls till next election.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 2:05:55 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: Bon mots

The left wing extremists are not so happy

“For those who live and die by the polls at the tail end of the election cycle, the past 24 hours, and the next 24 hours, are going to be nothing short of excruciating.
That is because, for all practical matters, it will be at least that long until we get any hint as to whether or not President Obama’s well-received second debate performance has managed to alter the trajectory of the presidential election. Despite the fact that we are greeted with 35 new bits of data today, all of them (except for the House of Ras, of course) are samples that were either partly or wholly conducted prior to the showdown on Tuesday.

Therefore, all we have now is far too much reading into single-day samples in tracking polls, and hints dropped in tweets like this rather pessimistic one from PPP. Of course, the margin of error normally inherent in single-day samples makes overanalysis of them very, very dangerous.
elections.dailykos


18 posted on 10/19/2012 2:16:37 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Bon mots

Also, a few weeks ago, word came that exit polls will not be done in bunch of states.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 2:37:25 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: sunmars

To be honest, Dems never have to spend much on polls, because the marxist-media contributes in kind, by doing the polling for them. The internal questions are always based on “what would the Democrat like to know?”

The Dem-media counts on 10-20% of the voters being know-nothings that just want to vote for the winner. They use polling to drive the heard. Which is why Obama has been proclaimed the winner up till now. Now we <3 weeks left, and the polling has to tighten up, if they are going to be able to claim its accurate next time. But that doesn’t mean they have to report it.

I think Obama has been losing big time from the beginning, and they’ve just been reporting the opposite.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 2:42:06 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PghBaldy
Also, a few weeks ago, word came that exit polls will not be done in bunch of states.
The information from exit polls is very interesting. Too bad exit polls are or should be illegal, on secret ballot grounds . . .

21 posted on 10/19/2012 3:09:35 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Bon mots

Oh brother. We have too many polls right now. Every 5 minutes another poll. I would not bet money on this race at all. The polls are all over the place. Right now FREEPERS are saying the polls are 100 percent accurate. three weeks ago, FREEPERS were saying they were all trash. I wonder what changed.....


22 posted on 10/19/2012 3:36:23 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Bon mots

Three factors. One, even the skewed, D+6 (or worse) polls show Mitt up by margins that are well outside the error margins. The msm just doesn’t want to report that. Two, as others have predicted the pollsters are starting to show more real data, just a taste, because eventually they are going to have to release more realistic predictions. Otherwise, next time around no one will believe, and thus won’t pay for, their services. Three, RR have looked real good, real solid in their debate performances. Biden and obama have effectively self-destructed with theirs.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 4:34:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: napscoordinator

Any time you are using statistical sampling in order to estimate the qualities of a larger group, there is the opportunity to take multiple samples and present only the results that support a particular view. The samples will have random variation, so if MSNBC takes 10 polls and the average is a tie, there will be one which shows Obama ahead by 3 points. That is the one they will choose to make public, rather than the one which shows Romney ahead by 3 points. Sorry you don’t like FREEPERS, maybe you should post comments at a different site.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT by brookwood (. Bush's First Term 2 million jobs created! - using BLS Household Survey)
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To: napscoordinator

A lot of people have not been dissing them except for the fact they have been heavily skewed Dem. If they still are Obozo is in more trouble than he knows.
Our local news this AM spent all their time talking about Obozo leading in IA, and WI. Not a word about the Gallup poll, or OH, and we are on the OH border.
You can’t even see what’s happening in your own neighborhood without getting slammed by their bias.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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To: Bon mots

Even skewered polls need to come around to reality when the election nears else Never be taken seriously again.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

Yes, I do have issues with them being released while people are still voting.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 6:05:56 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: brookwood

You are a bundle of joy.


28 posted on 10/19/2012 6:48:58 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Bon mots

They went the same place as the pictures that Jim Lehrer used to show at the end of every single News Hour program on PBS of military members who gave their lives. Starting on Jan 20th, 2009, these pictures just disappeared.

JoMa


29 posted on 10/20/2012 4:54:55 AM PDT by joma89
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To: Bon mots

The polls either disappear or they are frozen in a space/time continuum in which the results are from early September. Some of the polls changed hardly at all after the first debate from where they were weeks earlier.


30 posted on 10/20/2012 4:59:41 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: joma89

I expect that we will slowly begin to hear a lot about the homeless again soon... And global warming and a million other leftist horrors...


31 posted on 10/20/2012 2:40:52 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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