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Reminder About Biased Polls: Gore Leads Bush by 12 points in September 2000 Newsweek
battlegroundwatch.com ^ | September 16, 2000 | staff

Posted on 09/29/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

The Newsweek Poll: Bush Makes No Inroads

While the GOP campaign founders, Gore solidifies his lead

September 16 —  Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore leads Republican rival George W. Bush by twelve points, according to a new Newsweek poll conducted Sept. 14 and 15. Among registered voters, Gore holds a 50 percent to 38 percent advantage, statistically unchanged from his 47-to-39 percent edge in last week’s poll.

(Excerpt) Read more at battlegroundwatch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls

1 posted on 09/29/2012 4:52:09 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

exactly..but al gore made the mistake of that threatening move on Bush and mom said “I thought he was going to hit George”..hahahhaha..I think Babs cinched it for George with those words. :)


2 posted on 09/29/2012 4:56:09 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"Among registered voters"

Which made it a worthless poll, both then and now.

3 posted on 09/29/2012 4:56:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This would be an excellent opportunity to take down the biased polling outfits.
Why in the world were there 52 polls released last week? Obviously, many firms that have gone belly-up during the Obama Depression are now trying to make a living doing polls. You can make up any number, get someone to publish it and there is no accountability.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Thank God Al Gore never became POTUS.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 5:04:10 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That’s only one poll from back then and Newsweek has always been garbage...the absolute worst in 2008. What these current polls show is what will happen if the Right is not as motivated as it should be. Or, America is no longer about individualism, rather safety nets.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 5:15:11 AM PDT by Jake8898
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To: txrefugee
Why in the world were there 52 polls released last week? Maybe to influence early voting that also started last week? You think? :)
7 posted on 09/29/2012 5:15:24 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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No different than reporting FL results before the panhandle had voted, they are doing their best for the Dem. It is no coincidence that the Dem sample increased 10 days ago to show a Zero lead just as early voting started.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 5:33:40 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
At one time the Press was respected, now you can't even believe the Comic Strip. It is hard to believe that the Newspapers deliberately distort the news, but the all do.
9 posted on 09/29/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The purpose of these phony polls is not only to discourage Romney voters but to influence the sizable portion of the population who are ignorant about politics but want to vote for the “winner.”


10 posted on 09/29/2012 6:19:20 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let us remind ourself that at that time (2000), Newsweek was owned by none other than the WASHINGTON (COM)POST.

The financial results for 2009 as reported by The Washington Post Company showed that advertising revenue for Newsweek was down 37% in 2009 and the magazine division reported an operating loss for 2009 of $29.3 million compared to a loss of $16 million in 2008.

The magazine was sold to audio pioneer Sidney Harman on August 2, 2010, for $1 in exchange for assuming the magazine’s financial liabilities.

Newsweek has since merged with THE DAILY BEAST.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 6:26:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: txrefugee
"Why in the world were there 52 polls released last week?"

Could it be so that if a taller, more handsome, more articulate Romney trounces an emaciated, big eared, stumbling Obama in the debates, and the polling shifts the other way, the MSM can then claim it's because we're all racists, and not because Zero is an incompetent doofus?

12 posted on 09/29/2012 6:27:21 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Kenny500c

The downside is some may not go to the polls thinking they have it in the bag. Let it poll let it poll let it poll!


13 posted on 09/29/2012 6:35:55 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: dalebert

George smiled and winked at a lady seated nearby in the audience, and had a discernible twinkle in his eye, but with the camera angle it looked like he was smiling and winking at America out there, when Gore tried to pull his stunt. Priceless moment. You’re entitled to your opinion that momma’s later comment did it, but appears to me it was his own reaction that ruled the day.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 8:35:12 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

bump


15 posted on 09/29/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Judging from this Romney could pull off a 12% victory IMO.

I even think a landslide is still very possible if one large foreign policy disaster strikes in the next few weeks.

16 posted on 09/29/2012 12:04:41 PM PDT by what's up
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