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Old 05-11-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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What on earth were the votes thinking about ??? Such Dummies ! ... What !

Cheerio / Old Sgt. Lamar

He promised to make people's house payments. That's a good reason to vote for this snake oil salesman.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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As long as the Republican's potential 2012 candidates are polling around 25 percent, why are you conservatives even worried about Obama's numbers?
I hate to break it to you, but Gallup just came out with a poll - obama barely beats an unnamed GOP contender.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:05 PM
 
Location: On Top
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I hate to break it to you, but Gallup just came out with a poll - obama barely beats an unnamed GOP contender.
Did you notice the trend in that graph? Looks better for Obama than the unknowns....
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Rasmussen was one of the worse in 2010. They were off by 40% in one race. Their polls skewed Republican by about 4% over actual results, the second worst of any polling firm.

Rasmussen Polls Were Biased and Inaccurate; Quinnipiac, SurveyUSA Performed Strongly - NYTimes.com
You're quoting from the NYT?



Rasmussen was one of the more accurate pollsters.

Read it and weep.

http://www.fordham.edu/images/academ...20election.pdf

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1. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**
1. Pew (10/29-11/1)**
You guys ALWAYS bring up that ONE poll, as if that reflects the accuracy of the pollster as a whole.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Did you notice the trend in that graph? Looks better for Obama than the unknowns....

Voting for an unknown would certainly improve our odds.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Did you notice the trend in that graph? Looks better for Obama than the unknowns....
What trend would that be?

Obama's Approval Bump Hasn't Transferred to 2012 Prospects

The one where he went from 70% to 41% in 2 years?
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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I hate to break it to you, but Gallup just came out with a poll - obama barely beats an unnamed GOP contender.
But Obama is going up and the unnamed are going down since Feb....

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Old 05-11-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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But Obama is going up and the unnamed are going down since Feb....
You know, graphs and polls aren't really that hard to read.

Let's see.

Both obama and GOP candidate tied at 45 in Feb, both tied at 41% mid-April and then......obama bumps up 2 points and the GOP decreases by......1. WOW!!

That is not a trend.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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You know, graphs and polls aren't really that hard to read<snip>
Then learn how to read them.....
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: The Heartland
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You know, graphs and polls aren't really that hard to read.

Let's see.

Both obama and GOP candidate tied at 45 in Feb, both tied at 41% mid-April and then......obama bumps up 2 points and the GOP decreases by......1. WOW!!

That is not a trend.
To the wishful thinkers it is. They don't have a lot to hang to so go easy on em.
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