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NBC's Chuck Todd: Our Poll Was Skewed
Big Government ^ | July 25, 2012 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 07/25/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Last night, I noted how NBC News was swimming against historical trends in pushing a poll with a deeply partisan skew in its sample. The poll, produced in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, had a D+11 sample, i.e. 46% of the sample identified as Democrat, 35% identified as Republican. In 2008, a very big year for Democrats, the electorate was D+7, 39% Democrat, 32% Republican. In fact, you have to go back nearly thirty years to find an election with such a partisan skew.

This morning, on MSNBC's Morning Joe, NBC political director Chuck Todd admitted their poll had a skewed sample (around 3:50 mark) and stated that, if this poll were weighted similarly to their last poll, the race would have been unchanged, instead of Obama extending his lead over Romney to 6 points. (Of course, this invites the question as to why they didn't use the same weighting in this sample.)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2012polls; cookedthebooks; nbcnews; obamapolls; zogbyism

1 posted on 07/25/2012 11:20:43 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Translation: We’re tired of people finding out we’re lying all the time.


2 posted on 07/25/2012 11:24:06 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, I never would have figured that out if he hadn’t told me.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 11:24:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

LOL.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
(Of course, this invites the question as to why they didn't use the same weighting in this sample.)

C'mon, now... does that question really need asking? Don't we already know the answer?

5 posted on 07/25/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Steely Tom

Maybe we should get a NBC/ABC poll conducted by F. Chuck Todd & Brian Ross.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 11:33:07 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Poor things...they miss the media monopoly. Now they spend half their time propagandizing, and the other half walking it back.
7 posted on 07/25/2012 11:35:28 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sometimes I go to YouTube and watch clips of news program back in the 50s and early 60s just to see how it looked when news agencies weren’t full of morons.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 11:39:22 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: onyx

NBC:.."even though we cheated, we still like our results"

9 posted on 07/25/2012 11:49:00 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Exactly. Chuck Todd is an Obama operative masquerading as a “reporter”. Nora O’Donnell ain’t much different.


10 posted on 07/25/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably giving MSNBC too much credit with these numbers, but the strategy here is:

1000 people see the poll showing O extending his lead.
10 people see the admission that the poll was skewed.

Net gain: 990 people still think O has extended his lead. To them, it’s worth it.

They do it all the time with every biased story and lie they tell.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 11:54:43 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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I just don't know how they publish these pools knowing that the results are extremely skewed. How hard is it to send the pollster back a second day and make another thousand calls until the sampling is supportable.

I know it is largely driven by propaganda, but how intellectually dishonest can these people be?

Good news is they know people are watching and pools of “adults” instead of “likely voters” which are heavily tilted toward the Dem side will be called out. Maybe we're making progress! Go Breidbard and MRC!

12 posted on 07/25/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by dan on the right
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To: mmichaels1970

You don’t seriously think that as many as 1,000 people actually watch MSNBC, do you?

:-P


13 posted on 07/25/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think they’d have collective aneurysms if they accomplished anything in a honest manner.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 2:05:27 PM PDT by Puckster
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