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German-Lefty Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:30 AM
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Clark leading Polls -- already?!?
Sorry about the pay link:
http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2003/09/21/clark/index.h...

Clark was among the leaders of the Democratic candidates in the Newsweek Poll released Saturday, and was not far behind President Bush in a head-to-head matchup in the poll taken only days after entering the race.

Clark, with 14 percent, was grouped among the leaders, along with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, both at 12 percent, and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry at 10 percent.

Other candidates were in single digits.

In a matchup with Bush, 47 percent of voters backed the president and 43 percent backed Clark.

The poll of 1,001 adults was taken Thursday and Friday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, and 4 percentage points for registered voters.
Sept. 21, 2003 | WASHINGTON

free link:
http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten/artikel-250...
newsweek link:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/969441.asp

Wow that was fast!!!
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EagleEye Donating Member (278 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:34 AM
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1. This really old news.
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Josh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:01 AM
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2. That really strange sentence
hehe...
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TexasEditor Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:26 AM
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3. Clark's ahead because...
We can't vote for Clinton again and Gore isn't in the race.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:28 AM
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8. Maybe. I don't have a problem with that..
:D
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disgruntella Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:27 AM
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4. Well, to be picky about it
It's more like "Clark Leading Poll" (singular)
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:31 AM
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5. One poll with a 6 pt MOE


The democratic candidates poll had a sample size
of 377 people with a MoE = 6%.

http://www.pollingreport.com/wh04dem.htm

The Bush approval questions were asked of the larger group.

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm
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German-Lefty Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:56 AM
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6. Interesting that none of those polls agree.
I know they're different samples, but even if you're generous with those margins of error. Faux new seems to lean one way and Newsweek seems to dirrectly contradict them. Maybe it's the sample. Maybe it's the order in which candidates were listed. Maybe someone's lieing.
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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:35 PM
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12. Those polls get their information
From lists of their own readership.
Not from lists of voters.
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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:36 PM
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13. Those polls get their information
From lists of their own readership.
Not from lists of voters.

So one might expect Fox to have a differnt leaning than Time
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:59 AM
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7. I don't take this poll to heart.
With only a 1,001 individuals voicing an opinion, you mean to tell me we are to consider valid, against the entire population of the United States? I find it rather tainted and hyped. He is just the new kid in class and he happens to be cute.

Clark doesn't even know where he stands on the issues. Just go to his web site and you will see that link blank. We have not yet seen Clarks substance. I prefer to make an informed choice.

If one would take a poll from the population of DU...I beleive the stats would be quite different.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:32 AM
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9. 377 people, not 1001
see my post 5
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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:25 PM
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11. Thats a relatively LARGE poll
AS polls go. Most of the other polls here that people use to tout one candidate or other are polling less than 500 people. In most cases between 350 and 450 people. The only polling organization I have seen during the last 9 months that uses more than that is Ipsos Cook, and they usually poll about 1500 people.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:51 PM
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14. So I made this poll
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Just to see if that was the case. I gotta say though that DU does not reflect the general public very well.

Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary.
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gully Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:49 AM
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10. It's early, and he's hot off the press...
we'll see how he does under the microscope. In addition, he hasn't debated yet?
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