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Old 01-01-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Here is one of the best reasons for Dems to dislike Rasmussen Reports. For some reason the number of people who would like to have single payer healthcare seems to be about the same number that likes the Congressional bills about Healthcare. Very interesting numbers about who does and who does not like either. It seems that unafiliated people are very strongly against both.

34% Favor Single-Payer Health Care System - Rasmussen Reports™
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Primary reason, right bias.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I thought the public option was not adopted in the Senate or Congressional bills.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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The problem with Rasmussen polls is that they only poll likely voters. These polls have no meaning except to guide politicians and policy makers in their efforts to know and/or please likely voters. Any other use of these polls is neither valid or reliable.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Primary reason, right bias.
How in hell can anyone put bias into poll numbers? Did you read very much of that link? I really wonder about that.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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I thought the public option was not adopted in the Senate or Congressional bills.
It's in the House bill.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I thought the public option was not adopted in the Senate or Congressional bills.
The biggest stumbling block to getting whatever the Senate passed reconciled with the House version will be just that, public option. I know it has been some months since Nancy did her thing but, yes public option is a very strong part of her bill. Maybe you need to check.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Nuff said.

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Old 01-01-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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How in hell can anyone put bias into poll numbers? Did you read very much of that link? I really wonder about that.
Bias can be in the questions and wording of the questions.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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The problem with Rasmussen polls is that they only poll likely voters. These polls have no meaning except to guide politicians and policy makers in their efforts to know and/or please likely voters. Any other use of these polls is neither valid or reliable.
Who should be the ones that those who make public policy should be most concerned with? Voters or non-voters? It appears to me that voters are more the ones since they seem to care and don't always just take whatever is thrown at them.

How many other pollsters say that Rasmussen is the place to look for something most truthful? I read a number of them saying things like that.
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