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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:30 AM

 

Is there a law regarding the last day polls can be made?

I know in Venezuela polls cannot be released, (or conducted, not sure) a week before the elections or closer. Is there a similar law here, say, a day or two before the elections?

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Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 OP
Meg_Griffin_1 Oct 2012 #1
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 #3
Ashy Larry Oct 2012 #2
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #4
formernaderite Oct 2012 #5
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 #7
brooklynite Oct 2012 #6
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 #8
mainstreetonce Oct 2012 #9
musicblind Oct 2012 #10

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:32 AM

1. Why are you worried or something...LOL n/t

 

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Response to Meg_Griffin_1 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:35 AM

3. Yes, about Rasmussen's disinformation

 

Wondering how much longer he will spread his BS, as I've made clear in a previous thread.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. No, I don't think there are any laws regarding polls.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. Yeah

 

After the first debate, stop the polls. All kinds of polls when Romney looked good after the first debate. It's a momentum thing. Keep the appearance of a Romney momentum.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 AM

5. of course not...

grimmacing at the thought...

we have freedom of thought and expression, which conducting a poll would clearly fall under.

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Response to formernaderite (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:11 AM

7. Do 27 out of 40 European countries have no freedom of thought?

 

"Within the EU 27 most countries have a ban on
the publication of opinion polls, ranging from 24
hours to one month prior to voting. Only three
countries; Italy, Slovakia and Luxembourg have
bans of more than seven days. "

http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/housesoftheoireachtas/libraryresearch/Polling_web.pdf

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

6. "Congress shall make no law.....abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press"

I think I read that somewhere.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:13 AM

8. I think I read that in the EU constitution as well (where most countries ban opinion polls)

 

"Part II of the Constitution contains the Charter of Fundamental Rights, which attributes
basic rights to the European Unionís citizens in the application of Union law. These
include the right to life, the freedom of expression, non-discrimination and the freedom of
movement."

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cmsUpload/Constitution.pdf

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:15 AM

9. Have you ever heard of exit polls?

It never stops

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:02 PM

10. Exactly! Over here, we literally poll people as they are leaving the voting booth!

The polling never stops.

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