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Skip to comments.Numbers overload: Polling data hype sways voters
Posted on 10/10/2012 5:14:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Washington (CNN) -- Treating presidential polls as gospel is a little like placing political faith in the lifespan of a fruit fly.
"People tend to subscribe a more durable nature to polling data," said Russ Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers University. "It's more ephemeral."
That's because polls, as those who conduct them stress, are simply snapshots.
For example, two national polls released Monday suggested Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a big bounce from last week's first presidential debate -- viewed across the political spectrum as a victory for him.
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This stuff is high-larious.
Exactly. Polls now somehow don’t matter.
How convenient that their product is a “snap shot”. And when reality proves the product was fantasy all along they fall back on the myth that it was accurate AT THE TIME IT WAS TAKEN.
No way to verify their results independently. Polling is a scam. A high buck scam.
That was a duplicate of my post. For some reason, it posted twice.