Skip to comments.Battleground States Poll: (Kerry is ahead in 12/16 Zogby sauced battleground state polls)
Posted on 05/24/2004 5:34:37 PM PDT by KQQL
Zogby 16 state polls
Bush and Kerry may be speaking to all of America, but their campaign advisers are focusing on a narrower slice of the population and targeting the candidates' messages to voters in particularly contentious states. Zogby Interactive is conducting polls in 16 of those states chosen by WSJ.com. See the latest results.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Sorry, but I have come to believe that Zogby is not nearly so objective, or principled as he would have us political freaks believe.
Zogby is a shrewd political activist with a lot of patience. He is becoming exposed as the stakes have become very high.
Is this a joke?
These are e-mail polls, not scientific telephone polls.
The Southern poll results contradict Zogby's own telephone poll of the South which was published last week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Interesting, but not to be taken too seriously, unless someone takes on faith that those who visit Zogby's site are representative in attitude of the public in general (a dubious proposition). Even with scaling to representative demographics, it still is unlikely to be truly representative-- as the results which are wildly different than other polls suggests.
It will be interesting to see the trends in his interactive polls in the future, though. I won't use them to help determine where any state stands, but they should have some sort of use for movement.
I don't trust zogby polls, they were way off in 2002.
I take it you're not going to rely on them in your regular updates...
I think that is a safe assumption. :-) I'll note them in my blog though.
Zogby's numbers are contradictory... but that doesn't seem to keep him for getting more work. One day he publishes a national poll - with its internals showing Bush ahead in the South by only 5 points. A few days later he publishes another poll of just the South alone, and it has Bush up by 17 points. No one asks Zogby how he can come up with such wildly contradictory numbers.
If anybody wants to help out the marijuana policy project by volunteering to be a poll victim for zogby you can sign up at:
below is the copy of the email I got from MPP:
Subject: MPP to partner with Zogby International Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:50:48 +0000 From: Marijuana Policy Project To: email@example.com
Have you ever wondered how polling firms can release national polling data on a daily basis, yet you have never been called once for your opinion?
Or, perhaps you have been called, but you would rather give your opinions on-line rather than receiving phone calls from strangers during dinner.
Well, you now have a chance to change all this, make your opinions count, and help the Marijuana Policy Project get professional polling done for free!
MPP is teaming up with one of the nation's most accurate and prestigious polling organizations, Zogby International, in a groundbreaking project to integrate and align Internet polling surveys with traditional telephone survey polling.
Zogby International is developing an on-line population of civic- minded individuals who can assist in producing the most reliable, accurate, and scientific on-line polling available. Registering for participation in Zogby on-line polls gives you an opportunity to have your opinions counted, and it will benefit MPP in a big way.
For every 500 registrants we supply, Zogby will place a marijuana polling question for MPP in one of its nationwide polls -- both on- line and via traditional telephone survey methods. Each question would normally cost MPP $1,000 or more. With more than 12,000 people now subscribed to this MPPupdates e-mail list, we have the opportunity to get $1,000's worth of free survey research -- research that could greatly benefit our effort to end the war on marijuana users.
To sign up now to participate in Zogby's on-line polls, go to http://www.zogby.com/mpp.org
Zogby International promises complete confidentiality, plus a free polling survey product for those who register. You will usually receive an e-mail notification of two polls a month, which will take just a few minutes each to complete.
We're excited by the chance to work with "Zogby Interactive," the Internet extension of Zogby International, to provide you this opportunity and outlet to express your own views, hopes, and opinions on an array of topics.
Upon completion of the registration form, you will be eligible to receive a free Zogby International informational product of your choice. And you'll help earn free polling questions for MPP.
Feel free to forward this message to any of your friends you think may be interested in registering their opinions. By signing on at the above URL, they'll count toward MPP's free polling questions also.
Thank you for your help, Rob Kampia Executive Director Marijuana Policy Project
P.S. Please visit http://www.zogby.com/mpp.org right now, and pass this message along to your friends and colleagues.
-- end --
Zogby was kicked around badly on FR before the 2000 election but he was closer than anyone else to picking it right.
And if you poll both ways, you are going to always be able to point to your right answers ;-)
Please add this FReeper to your Blog link ping thing, if you have one.
I enjoy reading your stuff!
Welcome to FreeRepublic. You don't happen to make boxes do you?
You can just visit whenever right here.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.