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1 posted on 09/07/2006 8:52:55 AM PDT by Thebaddog
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To: Thebaddog

One of the numerous reasons why I distrust polls. Too durn easy to manipulate.


2 posted on 09/07/2006 8:57:17 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Thebaddog
Maybe that explains why the Bush campaign hung in CA so long?

I'm telling you, they ALL do this---their new masters are the media outlets, and they have to concoct results that are "interesting" or "newsworthy," i.e., the status quo is always wrong.

3 posted on 09/07/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT by LS
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To: Thebaddog

They have to weight the responses in order to achieve a demographic distribution that approximates the region being surveyed.

It is standard practice in market research.


5 posted on 09/07/2006 9:15:22 AM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: Thebaddog
Zogby was the first one that came to my mind. How can these pollsters claim validity when they are constantly leaning left, predicting left, and the outcome is right?
6 posted on 09/07/2006 9:19:46 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Thebaddog
So her husband is a thief who got caught stealing computers from a customer and in exchange for a lighter sentence he dropped a dime on his wife for her defrauding of her customers.

Classy couple.

7 posted on 09/07/2006 9:40:09 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Thebaddog
And so many here wondered how I could not believe any polls, ANY supposed scientific polls.

It is just TOO EASY for these polling companies, big and small, to fabricate data.

8 posted on 09/07/2006 11:01:04 AM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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