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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:04 PM
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What is the most unbiased poll?
Not which poll do we like the best, but which poll has been shown to be the most accurate with no bias one way or the other.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:05 PM
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1. Zogby
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NinetySix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:06 PM
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2. Yep. Zogby. n/t
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:07 PM
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3. Zogby. I think it is because of their internet polls.
I think that gives them a much larger sampling of people than they could possibly get with only phones.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:10 PM
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4. Zogby is good with his traditional polling
The internet polling is junk.
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 12:04 AM
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7. Why do you say that?
I suppose it could be a bunch of people lying, but I don't when I complete their poll. And if you think a lot of people are just lying, what would stop that in a phone call?
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 12:37 AM
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8. Who signs up to do Zogby Interactive polls?
Is it your everyday Joe Sixpack, or is it Mr Freeper and Madam DUer?

Its just not a representative sample of the American electorate.
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Clinton Crusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 01:01 AM
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12. I do them
I answer them right away and then I started getting them constantly. I know others who signed up, didnt answer one or two and then they dont send them anymore. As soon as I get it, I do it and I always answer honestly. Anyone can sign up at zogby.com
:kick:
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 01:07 AM
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14. That's exactly my point
Political junkies on both sides are the ones who sign up for these things and fill them out.

It is not a respresentative sample of the American electorate.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:19 PM
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5. Zogby n/t
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OWR51 Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:20 PM
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6. Zogby
Zogby seems to be the most accurate
Rasmussen may even be a random number generator with a zero point bias and IIRC they have ties to Fox News which taints anyhting they say.
Gallup has polled on the high side for Repugs for the last few elections.
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tritsofme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 12:38 AM
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9. Gallup overshot both of Clinton's victories..
and was within MoE in 2000.

Rasmussen had Bush winning by 8 points in his final tracking poll in 2000.
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DemWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 12:42 AM
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10. The ones on DU posted by Zombywoof, Dookus, Gothic_Sponge,
Guy Fawkes, and whoisalhedges.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 12:42 AM
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11. Zogby. Gallup is fishwrap.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-01-04 01:04 AM
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13. Zogby, imo nt
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