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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:24 PM
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Is "Real Clear Politics" a conservative site?
They list a lot of races as "toss up" that the Dem's are clearly leading in by as much as eight points. They also have a few Republicans listed as leading when in fact the latest poll averages show the Democrat leading????

For example, in Wisconsin District 8 the Democrat Kagan is leading in the latest polls yet Real Clear Politics shows it leaning toward the GOP????? I could list about 20 examples like this.


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/writeup/battle_...

http://www.pollster.com/house.php
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:27 PM
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1. Very
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:36 PM
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2. Conservative, yes for sure. I wouldn't rely on their prognostications...
though they do a good job of compiling poll results in spite of their political leanings.
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LA lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:38 PM
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3. The blog is
But their polls are usually very accurate. As I recall they have pegged many races in the past. I believe they drop internal polling from either side.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:43 PM
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4. The Blogger Is Conservative But He Does A Good Job Of Compiling Polls
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Gatchaman Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:52 PM
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5. Just by its name, I would expect it to be a conservative site
They seem to have a knack not only for coopting power words, but for naming things the exact opposite of what they really are.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:01 PM
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6. Boy, aint that the truth! nt
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Grebrook Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:11 PM
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7. Yes, it's run by right-wing hacks, they actually REMOVE POLLS from house race listings
that they don't like. Like the Zogby poll today for the House race in Florida.
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