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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-14-04 04:00 PM
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12. Thank you.
Edited on Tue Sep-14-04 04:22 PM by Buzzz
Gallup needs to be reminded that the public has not forgotten what miserable failures they sometimes are.

A question that remains, in this case for Gallup but in other cases for other pollsters, is this:

Was your poll so far off because you were fudging the numbers in an effort to steer public perception of the race in a certain direction to a certain conclusion of your own choosing or was it because of something else?
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  -"Bush led Gore by 10 points in October 2000" Jack_Dawson  Sep-14-04 03:43 PM   #0 
  - OR, it just shows how worthless and unreliable polls are....  arbusto_baboso   Sep-14-04 03:45 PM   #1 
  - Exactly....  beyurslf   Sep-14-04 03:46 PM   #2 
  - Well said  liontamer   Sep-14-04 03:53 PM   #7 
  - Polls are only a snapshot in time  ISUGRADIA   Sep-14-04 11:50 PM   #18 
  - Um, October 2001? * was already in the WH.  Rockholm   Sep-14-04 03:47 PM   #3 
  - Done. Can't get 2001 off the brain.  Jack_Dawson   Sep-14-04 03:48 PM   #6 
  - As Ray Texeira says, Likely Voters is ONLY meant to be used...  A_Possum   Sep-14-04 03:48 PM   #4 
  - According to Gallup Bush Led Gore 52% to 39% OCT 27  Iceburg   Sep-14-04 03:48 PM   #5 
  - Further proof that polls are merely propoganda  liontamer   Sep-14-04 03:53 PM   #9 
  - Excellent find.  Proud2BAmurkin   Sep-14-04 04:04 PM   #14 
  - True  lancdem   Sep-14-04 03:53 PM   #8 
  - I forgot about the advantages incumbents have because  Passport   Sep-14-04 11:55 PM   #19 
  - anytime a new gallup poll comes out  sonicx   Sep-14-04 03:53 PM   #10 
  - polls are tools... we know better  cthrumatrix   Sep-14-04 03:54 PM   #11 
  - True date  Jack_Dawson   Sep-14-04 11:12 PM   #17 
  - Thank you.  Buzzz   Sep-14-04 04:00 PM   #12 
  - Polls do a wonderful job of counting the people who answer their  mistertrickster   Sep-14-04 04:03 PM   #13 
  - Kerry is the type of candidate with a lot of charisma. He hasn't  StayOutTheBushes   Sep-14-04 04:07 PM   #15 
  - Did Bush really wimp out of a debate?  Jack_Dawson   Sep-14-04 04:07 PM   #16 
  - Lets hope we have a better result then.  zwade   Sep-15-04 12:13 AM   #20 
  - Yep - the conventional wisdom and all the polls showed Bush would  rumguy   Sep-15-04 12:15 AM   #21 

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