posted on 09/07/2006 8:52:55 AM PDT
One of the numerous reasons why I distrust polls. Too durn easy to manipulate.
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.
posted on 09/07/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT
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.
posted on 09/07/2006 9:15:22 AM PDT
(This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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?
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.
posted on 09/07/2006 9:40:09 AM PDT
("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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.
posted on 09/07/2006 11:01:04 AM PDT
(NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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