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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:51 PM
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Personally I find these polls "Bullshit". This ISN'T a countrywide popularity contest
http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/2008/general-election/e...

You need to look at EACH state and as you can see from these major polls, Obama currently is leading in electorial votes.

But we need to have these so-called Percentage polls because if repukes are to steal the elections they have to show "But Look, McIdiot was ahead in the polls"

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:53 PM
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1. Media and Poll perception
Its easier for them to steal an erection when the polls are so called 'close'
when they really are not........ :hi: :hug: :popcorn:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 02:57 PM
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2. Exactly! Poll fraud has to precede election fraud.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:03 PM
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3. Sorry, the averaging of national polls is the most vital concern
States naturally fall in line with the national vote, based on their typical relationship to the national margin. And national poll averaging is very accurate.

It's extremely unlikely to win the electoral college without the popular vote. We under value that because there's been a recent example the other way. But obviously that example was phony.

State polls lag the national number. But in the general election the national polls are the most significant. Just the opposite of primaries. Don't let newbie sites pretend otherwise.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-20-08 03:48 PM
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4. Yeah, that's why Bush was unpopular and won in 2000
The polls are bullshit and can easily be manipulated with misleading questions and skewed survey populations. But if you want to steal an election, like what happened in 2000/2004, then you need to give the public the perception that the race is closer than expected.

I never see McCain signs where I live but to be fair I'm in urban Northern Delaware and that's expected. But driving thru rural Amish country Pennsylvania I still saw more Obama signs than McCain. Hell I saw more Ron Paul signs than McCain. YOu have to question these polls
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