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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:15 PM
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Poll question: Why are the online polls consistently 90% anti-Bush?
It's been going on for months now. The online polls are consistently 85-95% anti-Bush. On MSNBC and CNN, the vast majority of polls make Bush appear to be on life support.

What can we surmise from this?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:18 PM
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1. We know how to use computers
They don't
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:20 PM
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2. But they know how to disrupt elections
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JewelDigger Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:21 PM
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3. Correction.....
....we know computers - we know when to use them and when NOT to (i.e., BBV) ;-)
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uptohere Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:09 PM
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11. or they just have a life ? (devil's advocate)
I never vote on them.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:21 PM
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4. Take a look a the numbers of people voting
I suspect the core Bush haters have remained consistent in voting but the more freepish online voter has become dishartened and less supportive of Bush.
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Marlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:31 PM
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6. Also think
A lot of internet users are politically savvy and know what crap is
going on - same for C-Span callers, they're up on what's happening
because they watch C Span, not Jerry Springer, Oprah or Dr. Phil
all the time.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:29 PM
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5. Freeper burnout.
Freeping polls is not as fun as it used to be.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:35 PM
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7. I don't know, but it's true. The people who participate in online
polls tend to be more aware politically, or at least concerned enough to get online, click a link, and vote.

It really does provide a contrast to the traditional, published polls.

But look at it this way, too: the online polls involve, for the most part, many more people than the traditional ones. A big traditional poll involves what, a little over a thousand people? Sometimes fewer?

Am I right about this?

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Pepperbelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:57 PM
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8. it used to be exactly the opposite but ...
it was like a tipping point was reached and BANG! ... the online polls started going the other way.
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LyndaG Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:20 PM
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9. How True
I was always told that computer/internet users were mainly right-wing. How wonderful to witness the change. Or maybe more and more folks are getting sick of Bush's policies????
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:57 PM
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10. A. The internet is INTERNATIONAL, and
... and B. Though its availability is widespread, the internet depends on computer use and computer use tends to select for higher education and intelligence.

Free Republic shows that "B." is not absolute; still, pollsters worry about far less significant self-selective factors when trying to get objective results.

But "A" has a lot to do with it--why assume that all--or even most--who are weighing in are American? And the international view of this conflict, and President BlockHead, is decidedly negative.
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Fixated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 05:11 PM
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12. .....
Seperately, I think that it's that of those who pay attention to politics, most think Bush isn't doing well. His main vote is from the far-right, who don't operate on the Internet, and then the mainstream, who don't have time to check out the facts and appreciate his likeability.
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