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Response to Overseas (Reply #70)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 12:03 AM

72. Yes, funny, so do you know how did they control for it?

Or did they just trust the limitless human capacity to be completely and totally honest every time? Did they actually ever test for honesty in those polls, or was it just presumed? The more you think about it, the less funny it is. It might be worth it for researchers to take a look at dishonesty and how significant it might be in some political climates. I know we're told how dead-on accurate exit polls must be, but why not examine that statement. Why would they be reliably accurate?

I'm not sure in most other countries they had Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or the Drudge Report agitating that people despise the press and intellectuals. However, you can bet in places where you would be imprisoned or killed if you didn't tell the exit pollsters you voted for the Generalissimo, those exit polls probably jived quite well with his 95 percent victory margin.

Have you ever been tempted to lie on a survey asking you about your shopping habits? For some of the the people polled outside of the station, that's how important the question of an exit pollster is. How much do you think conservatives now might be inclined to lie, especially if it makes the press and intellectuals look bad? They likely wouldn't even consider the serious consequences of a little mischief.

And I'll add: If Repubs are dishonest enough to steal elections, then the rank and file are mendacious enough to lie to pollsters. The latter is far easier, and the conservative idiots wouldn't any idea how much damage they're doing.

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