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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:11 PM

I am Seriously Amazed.....and so I need a question answered......

I'm amazed because it feels like we are fighting a la Democratic Primaries, here at DU......
30 days ahead of the general election!

Most of us who follow politics and are quite informed on polling UNDERSTAND that there is mixed polling coming out there based on two distinct news events that occurred very close to each other.....

On Wednesday, we had a Presidential Debate in where the media and others called Romney the winner over and over again....nothwistanding Romney's repeated lies in the debate....Good news for Romney!

Then on Friday (two days later), a Job reports came out which brought unemployment down to 7.8%....nothwistanding Republican minions attempting to talk that job report down....Good news for Obama!

SO although 1(good Romney News)+1(good Obama News 2 days later) = 2 (mix bag of polls for at least 7 days)

We appear to have some faithfuls-willing-to-help-at-any-cost citing polls which are technically measuring 1+0=1 and 1+.5=1.5 (at best)...

but none have polls with 1+1=2 ...cause it's still too early, and we need a couple of more days.

My question is, since most of us UNDERSTAND the time lag in terms of truly measuring current public opinion
depending on when said polls were taken, WHY ARE SOME ON THIS SITE ACTING like they have no clue that these polls are very volatile, and in themselves don't really add up to what happened all of last week, but only some of last week?

Why is that?

Could this be a reason? http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251123707

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:18 PM

1. because many people don't understand the polling situation or politics for that matter

as much as we would like to think. I can understand some people being concerned. I have a sister on SSI and depended on medical assistance due to disability. She is terrified about what is going to happen to her if Romney wins.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:22 PM

2. I'm talking about folks here at DU!

If they are bothering to post polls,
shouldn't they understand what they are posting.....?
as opposed to posting waiting for us to overeact (which we seem very good at)
as though we have no sense whatsoever?

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:26 PM

3. It's possible, but I think that most of the time people

don't take the time to really understand what polling data represent.

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Response to janx (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:29 PM

4. Then folks posting these polls should stop posting them....if they don't really understand,

cause it's getting on my fucking nerves!

I don't need Polls skewing temporarily towards Mitt Romney
thrown in my face here at DU.....since I've already got the Corporate media
doing that.

I come here to get informed,
not fox-like misled!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:48 PM

8. There is a learning curve with these things,

and you have been around long enough to be doing the informing, Frenchie. As for the corporate media--I don't even watch that anymore, thank God, except what I need to see online.

Take heart. One more month.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:30 PM

5. well said my friend. people have been upset all day today.

people need to calm themselves.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:33 PM

6. Actually, I don't believe that those posting negative polls right now

dont understand what snapshot in time those polls are measuring.

I believe this is being done based on a specific agenda....
in fact it is a similar agenda that we are getting from our Corporate news.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:48 PM

7. Still don't have a good answer (other than the one I imply)

as to why folks are posting bad polls without context....when I believe they know damn well the context of such.

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