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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 05:17 AM
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14. Let me explain to you: political polls are loss-leading, glamor projects done to get some press --
Edited on Wed Sep-08-10 05:18 AM by smalll
Pollsters do most of their polling in the private sector, for various (evil) corporations. It's otherwise known as a branch of "market research."

They do these political polls to get some attention. It's like free advertising. For that very reason, they have a huge incentive to be ACCURATE. Run a poll that consistently overestimates Republican strength on election day? Lose the next contract to run a poll on how one particular potato chip stacks up against the competition.

Of course, maybe despite all that, the pollsters are purposefully skewing Republican, in league with the MSM and Diebold. Those who belive in such vast conspiracies, all I can say is, I feel sorry for you. You should have learned more real history in school and/or had parents who loved you.

:shrug:
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