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  • The Polls Were Skewed Toward Democrats

    11/05/2014 8:26:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | November 5, 2014 | Nate Silver
    For much of this election cycle, Democrats complained the polls were biased against them. They said the polls were failing to represent enough minority voters and applying overly restrictive likely-voter screens. They claimed early-voting data was proving the polls wrong. They cited the fact that polls were biased against Democrats in 2012. The Democrats’ complaints may have been more sophisticated-seeming than the ”skewed polls” arguments made by Republicans in 2012. But in the end, they were just as wrong. The polls did have a strong bias this year — but it was toward Democrats and not against them. Based on...
  • Nate Silver: Are Democrats disadvantaged by (gasp) skewed polls?

    10/15/2014 8:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2014 | Noah Rothman
    During the 2012 election, and to a lesser extent in the 2010 cycle, it became popular for poll-watchers on the right to dig into the sample data of individual polls, compare that sample available exit polling, and apply some judgment as to whether or not that poll was likely to accurately reflect the results on Election Day. In 2012, however, too many on the right began reflexively engaging in this practice for every poll with the aim of diving preferred results out of an otherwise disappointing poll. A few thoughtless types on the left would shriek, and not without...
  • The ‘Unskewed Polls’ guy who fooled a nation tries again [Grifter Not Quite Done Grifting Yet]

    11/20/2012 8:32:45 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 94 replies
    roanoke.com ^ | 11/20/12 | Dan Casey
    When last we left Dean Chambers, the Duffield, Va., resident was licking his wounds in Virginia’s coal fields, trying to figure out how he’d fooled himself and much of a nation into believing the Mitt Romney would win the election. Chambers, 45, the founder of UnskewedPolls.com, ultimately decided he had incorrectly forecast that too few Democrats would vote. He admitted this mistake. Now, it appears he’s reconsidering. Recently he launched a new website, BarackOFraudo.com. It seeks to understand how four states that he had incorrectly predicted would go to Romney — Virginia, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania — actually went to...
  • Everyone is Talking About Skewed Polls

    09/28/2012 2:17:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | September 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Jeremy in Toledo as we start on the phones. I'm glad you called, sir. Great to have you with us. CALLER: Hey, Rush, how are you? RUSH: Very good. Thank you. CALLER: Hey, I gotta tell you first off, I can't begin to express to you what an honor it is to talk to you after being a listener for over 20 years. RUSH: Thank you, sir, really very much. CALLER: Nor can I express or do I think you'll ever be able to truly understand everything you have done over the years means to me...