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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-06-08 12:53 PM
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13. words made simple
you say:
"it was intentionally skewed that way to lower the bar for Obama.

I seriously doubt anyone ever really believed the 22 point lead."

I say:

"It was not intentionally skewed. You think Obama fans were intentionally selling Obama contracts to lower his price?"

You reply:

"All the professional pollsters can't get it right but I'm supposed to believe a bunch of amateurs playing fantasy politics ?"


And my last reply was one of confusion. Your reply has nothing to do with my previous post. I said nothing about whether you should believe them or not. In fact, elsewhere I dismissed the markets as a predictive tool. I *did* say that the price was not "intentionally" manipulated. You never responded to that statement.

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  -How do we know this is a tie? Check the election markets.... scheming daemons  Feb-06-08 08:53 AM   #0 
  - a 22 point lead was never realistic  JorgeTheGood   Feb-06-08 09:00 AM   #1 
  - It was not intentionally skewed  Teaser   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   #3 
  - Let me get this straight ...  JorgeTheGood   Feb-06-08 10:45 AM   #9 
     - uh, read for content  Teaser   Feb-06-08 10:51 AM   #10 
        - Yer losing me ...  JorgeTheGood   Feb-06-08 11:30 AM   #12 
           - words made simple  Teaser   Feb-06-08 12:53 PM   #13 
  - How is people making bets with their money "Intentionally skewed"?  scheming daemons   Feb-06-08 10:56 AM   #11 
  - I don't believe these markets have any predictive value  Teaser   Feb-06-08 09:01 AM   #2 
  - You are so right. I don't know why people put stock in those sites.  calmblueocean   Feb-06-08 09:02 AM   #4 
  - People read "The Wisdom of Crowds" and think these markets are the end all and be all  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-06-08 09:10 AM   #7 
  - How did Rasmussen's own polls do last night? n/t  reality based   Feb-06-08 09:04 AM   #5 
  - What people really think is suddenly an objective analysis?  alcibiades_mystery   Feb-06-08 09:08 AM   #6 
  - For an analysis of WHY Obama is now the candidate to beat, see:  cloudythescribbler   Feb-06-08 09:27 AM   #8 
 

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