Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:39 PM
 
4,465 posts, read 7,970,631 times
Reputation: 813

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyandclaire89 View Post
Voters are catching on to his radical socialistic agenda...

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™
Don't be concerned about a Rasmussen poll.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:41 PM
 
2,324 posts, read 7,586,461 times
Reputation: 1065
Quote:
Originally Posted by ViewFromThePeak View Post
Doesn't count. You have to use the highest of the 5 polls from realclearpolitics. If it happens to be Rasmussen, you'll find an interesting switch to preferring this polling method again.
People like or dislike polls depending on their political affiliation. So what else is new.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
16,259 posts, read 24,669,497 times
Reputation: 3587
I am actually looking forward to 2012. By then people will see the cons are devoid of any ideas or candidates. They will probably run Palin. I would say Romney but the neo cons cannot get over the fact he is a Mormon.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
3,689 posts, read 10,385,204 times
Reputation: 971
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcsldcd View Post
The silent MAJORITY is walking up. The misled on the left are waking up. hussein obama is going down down down.

No persident in history has attacked individual citizens and the majority of citizens, for that matter. No president in history has openly assused doctors of doing needless operations to stuff their wallets and no persident has been such an open faced liar.
I would say that Woodrow Wilson um... did most if not all of the above.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
37,743 posts, read 40,800,947 times
Reputation: 61998
Quote:
Originally Posted by ViewFromThePeak View Post
Doesn't count. You have to use the highest of the 5 polls from realclearpolitics. If it happens to be Rasmussen, you'll find an interesting switch to preferring this polling method again.
I disagree.

If realclearpolitics is combining, for example, Poll X that polls likely voters with Poll Y that just polls adults why would I want to follow the realclearpolitics combo data when I want to know how polling numbers translates to Obama's electibility in 2012. I don't care what everybody thinks. I only care what people who vote think. I don't say either poll is wrong but one poll is better than the other for what I want to know and realclearpolitics is a bad choice.

If I'm Obama and I just want to know how people feel, I'll go with Poll Y and stick with it week in and week out to follow trending over time but if I want to know if I'm in trouble in 2012, I'll go with Poll X and stick with it week in and week out to see if I'm trending up or down and could be voted out.

Rasmussen was the top pollster, along with Pew, in predicting the 2008 Presidential election results. If I want to how things are going heading to the 2012 elections, I'm going with Rasmussen or Pew, but not both. Pick one, because they will follow the same methodology week in and week out, if you want to see trending. It's not as important to see the snapshot number but to compare, for example February to August within that particular poll.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 07:48 PM
 
24,343 posts, read 22,903,146 times
Reputation: 14924
Even bad news sounds good with Kool Aid.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 08:08 PM
 
4,829 posts, read 7,725,021 times
Reputation: 621
Rasmussen poll is run by a republican strategist, they are always trying to push the GOP agenda.
Quote:
Rasmussen has some pretty devastating news for Democrats:
For the first time in over two years of polling, voters trust Republicans slightly more than Democrats on the handling of the issue of health care. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that voters favor the GOP on the issue 44% to 41%.
Considering that there is no official Republican alternative (one that the leadership supports, I mean), this poll basically means the public is buying the Republican argument AGAINST Democrats.
The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room » Poll: Voters trust GOP over Dems on healthcare
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 08:26 PM
 
8,624 posts, read 9,059,743 times
Reputation: 2863
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevK View Post
I am actually looking forward to 2012. By then people will see the cons are devoid of any ideas or candidates. They will probably run Palin. I would say Romney but the neo cons cannot get over the fact he is a Mormon.

Many remember Romney saying he was more liberal then Ted Kennedy. Kennedy is a slobberinig far left extremist liberl. How do you get more liberal then that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
4,829 posts, read 6,908,555 times
Reputation: 844
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyandclaire89 View Post
Voters are catching on to his radical socialistic agenda...

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports™
All of the polls show Obama falling along with the socialized healthcare proposal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-13-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego
5,319 posts, read 8,953,194 times
Reputation: 3396
RealClearPolitics - RealClearPolitics Poll Averages

Quote:
Poll---------------Date---------Sample----Appr - Disappr -- Spread

RCP Average--------07/27 - 8/12----------- -53.1 -- 40.5 - +12.6
FOX News----------08/11 - 08/12 900 RV ----53 ---- 40 --- +13
Gallup--------------08/10 - 08/12 1547 A ----53 ---- 40 --- +13
Rasmussen Reports--08/10 - 08/12 1500 LV---47----- 52 --- -5
So even though two completely different polls (Fox and Gallop) have absolutely identical results for Obama between 8/10 - 8/12, you would still rather believe the one poll (Rasmussen) whose results are completely different than the others.

Yes ... that makes totally logical sense to me !!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:54 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top