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RedGrouse
03-14-2012, 04:05 PM
Poll: Obama leads all GOP candidates in head-to-head contests
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/poll-obama-leads-gop-candidates-head-head-contests-151032764.html

I call BS on this poll. *

Starbuck
03-14-2012, 04:39 PM
Obama always has led in these head-to-head matchups. So that's not news. Gotta wait until the Republicans have a nominee to get real.
http://www.people-press.org/files/2012/03/PP_12.03.13_RomneyObama.png
http://www.people-press.org/

Rockntractor
03-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Poll: Obama leads all GOP candidates in head-to-head contests
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/poll-obama-leads-gop-candidates-head-head-contests-151032764.html

I call BS on this poll. *

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, chaired by Madeleine Albright .

I'm sure we can trust them.http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/expressifs/yeux/dubitatif.gif

Janice
03-14-2012, 05:24 PM
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Lookin at your avatar Starbuck, I can see where I got the inspiration for this sig I made a couple of years back. http://i55.tinypic.com/2hfi39c.gif

At Rocky... yes you just know your in good hands with Madeleine Notsobright.

m00
03-14-2012, 05:25 PM
We've seen in the primaries polls being wildly wrong the day of the election. I'm convinced polls are just another way for the media to tell you who to vote for.

Adam Wood
03-14-2012, 07:08 PM
We've seen in the primaries polls being wildly wrong the day of the election. I'm convinced polls are just another way for the media to tell you who to vote for.Basically, yeah. The polls out there for public consumption can pretty much all just be considered push-polls. You can bet your behind that the ones actually running in the races use very, very different polls.

m00
03-14-2012, 07:19 PM
push-polls.

I almost used this exact term. But I think what's happening is even more insidious, because you have the push-poll, and then the media starts putting out self-referential articles. It's like a meta-push-poll.

Outlet 1: Here is a poll showing what we want

Outlet 2: Links to Outlet 1's poll and gives some commentary

Outlet 3: Everyone agrees with the new poll by outlet 1! The other day, Outlet 2 had this to say...

Outlet 1: One last question for you, Candidate X: There was a lot of buzz around the poll we put out last week and your numbers weren't very good. Let me play a clip from Outlet 3 and get your response.