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Old 11-02-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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I got it from this guys blog, he is very knowledgeable about polls. Check out his blog, he goes through in detail every poll that has come out and offers his opinions on each. As far as I can tell he is non-partisan. Stolen Thunder: 10/26/2008 - 11/02/2008


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Funky Gallup

Now that the election is entering its final days, I had expected the polls to start tightening the race in order to reflect actual demonstrated conditions. For several days this has been happening in a number of major polls, but today Gallup posted a surprising number; they show Obama leading McCain by double-digit margins in all three models of their polling.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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The outcome of any poll depends on how it is worded and the location of where it it asked. The same question asked outside of a military base or outside a college dorm is not going to get the same results. Because of this, I rarely pay attention to polls.

Your post was still very interesting and gave a lot of great information.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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Thank you broker dave! I've been screaming this in here for weeks. I've read numerous articles to this affect. The polls are flawed and not to be trusted. More then ever in this election. I had refrained from calling the polls a conspiracy to suppress McCain votes by discouragement, but now I think they are.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Thank you broker dave! I've been screaming this in here for weeks. I've read numerous articles to this affect. The polls are flawed and not to be trusted. More then ever in this election. I had refrained from calling the polls a conspiracy to suppress McCain votes by discouragement, but now I think they are.

Yeah, you're just full of credibility

http://www.city-data.com/forum/2008-...ost5949792#106
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Myers, FL
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yeah, like i have always said, i don't believe polls because they constantly are changing and are always misleading.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: On Top
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I got it from this guys blog, he is very knowledgeable about polls.
I agree with this guys comment:

"DJ, you'll first realize you were wrong when Virginia is called quickly for Obama and Georgia is too close to call."
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Thanks,but I think I'll believe Gallup over "some guy's blog".
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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Yeah, you're just full of credibility

http://www.city-data.com/forum/2008-...ost5949792#106
I stand 110% by that post. The single day polling sample taken by Zogby on Friday showed McCain +1. ??????????
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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"Why believe what you read when it's so much easier to believe the voices in your head?" -Unknown-
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Not sure if the site is the most bi-partisan to quote here (not at all!, but hey, they are quoting the published NY Times numbers.)

Ann Coulter Researches the Pro-Democrat Poll Bias Through 8 Presidential Elections « BUUUUURRRRNING HOT
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