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Why the polls say Obama is worse than Bush
Townhall ^ | March 15, 2009 | Kevin McCullough

Posted on 03/14/2009 11:17:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Texas Fossil

I agree.


51 posted on 03/15/2009 8:00:24 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

Obama's all over change. He changes his mind as often as his teleprompter lets him.

52 posted on 03/15/2009 10:26:39 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: madameguinot
Or until he loses a Democratic majority in Congress.

Bingo. I might even restate that as "...until he loses his puppetmasters in Congress."

53 posted on 03/15/2009 10:29:18 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: FrogMom
...it will be a long time before America hires another black president.

I don't think so. That barrier has been shattered and will make it easier for blacks to be elected potus. The electorate, however, won't get sucked into the "magic negro" myth ever again.

54 posted on 03/15/2009 10:32:13 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hugo Chavez has announced that Venezuela would allow ally Russia to use a military air base on La Orchila, a Caribbean island in Venezuelan territory.


55 posted on 03/15/2009 11:34:41 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: montag813

I’ll suggest two sources of variance between Rasmussen and other pollsters:

1. Rasmussen uses an automated voice. The answers given by the respondent are to be entered on the DTMF keypad, so the respondent is forced to consider which “bucket” into which to put their response. Live polls have two problems here: first, that the pollster can shade or even intimidate the respondent with the pattern of questions as well as the intonation used, and second, that if the respondent is wishy-washy about which “bucket” into which their answer should be put, the pollster can convince or guide the respondent to answer in ways that bias the result.

2. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been polled several times in the last four years. Every time I’ve been called, the pollster has clearly had an accent or diction that tell me that they’re a) black and b) from the east coast and c) a young adult. I don’t know what their political affiliation is, nor did they ever make noises or responses that would tell me what they thought. But it was quite abundantly clear that they were black, not white, hispanic or asians calling.

Consider the “guilty white liberal” who doesn’t want to offend any black people — if they’re being called by the same polling outfits I’ve been called by (which included polls for GOP primaries, BTW), are these guilty white Volvo-driving, latte-sipping liberals going to be critical of Obama to a live pollster?

Maybe not.

With Rasmussen, you know you’re being polled by a robot. It is a clearly automated voice. Now you’re no longer worried about offending someone on the other end of the phone.


56 posted on 03/15/2009 11:48:29 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Brytani

So not confuse Obama with a black American. He is a white child of privilege, born into an affluent family, whose mother so hated America that she left it.
He wears black when he needs to.


57 posted on 03/16/2009 3:36:37 AM PDT by steve8714 (Drill for oil, drill for gas, drill to heat water in the Earth.)
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