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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:49 PM
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Pls DU this PBS poll about Sarah Palin...
Takes just a minute. Thanks -

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>>
>> PLEASE DO THIS...
>>
>> PBS has an online poll posted asking if Sarah Palin is qualified to be Vice-President.
>> Apparently the Right Wing knew about this in advance and are flooding the
>> voting with YES votes. The poll will be reported on PBS and picked up by
>> mainstream media, and it might influence undecided voters in swing states.
>>
>>
>>
>> Please do two things (takes 20 seconds).
>>
>> 1) Open the link and vote yourself.(Here's the link:
>> http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html )
>>
>> 2) Then send this to every single voter you know and urge
>> them to vote and pass it on.
>>
>> The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers think Sarah Palin is
>> qualified.
>>
>> http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html
>>
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:50 PM
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1. Done.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:50 PM
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2. Done, getting closer and I cannot vote again...LOL...n/t
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:51 PM
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3. lol
Those were the days
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:51 PM
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4. 51% said YES?????
America has learned...NOTHING!

In Spades!
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:01 PM
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12. Technically she is qualified.
However, the legal qualifications are an extremely low bar to meet.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:04 PM
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14. My mistake.
I interpreted the question as meaning, "capable of doing the job".
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ManiacJoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:20 PM
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21. That would be a VERY different question.
:evilgrin:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:51 PM
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5. You got this as an email today, did you?
:rofl:

"Paging DU member formerly known as prodn2000. Prodn2000 please come to the white courtesy phone...."

:P
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:55 PM
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7. He'll be right along. Still doing the happy dance in the other thread about this.
:rofl:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:32 PM
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LOL!
:rofl:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:08 PM
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31. I KNOW you have been just waiting for this moment since the name change.
:rofl:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:23 PM
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36. Today just proves the immortality and the historical significance of that poll
:patriot:

:yoiks:
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:54 PM
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6. Oh no you di-int!
PBS Poll # 435!

:rofl:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:57 PM
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8. another one of 'those' pbs polls i suspect
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Riley18 Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:59 PM
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9. Done. I can't believe she is in the lead.
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Earth Bound Misfit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:59 PM
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10. ***GROAN***
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:01 PM
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11. About The Sarah Palin Poll From John Siceloff, Executive Producer, NOW on PBS
http://www.pbs.org/now/palin-poll.html

I am writing in reference to the now famous "Palin poll" that appeared on the NOW on PBS homepage on September 5. It's no longer on the homepage; in fact, it's no longer a page that the online user can navigate to using menus, but hundreds of thousands of unique visitors are still accessing the poll and voting. How is that possible, and is that a good thing? More on that in a moment, after a side trip through the world of Internet "cookies."

PBS headquarters made the decision on September 22, to implement a cookie registration system on the Palin poll. That system is now part of the poll's inner code, and as of September 23, a user can only vote once per computer. PBS acted because the entire pbs.org site had been experiencing system overload due to massive accessing of the poll.

The poll asks the question, "Do you think that Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?" The user answers clicks to answer "Yes" or "No." From September 5 to September 22, our software allowed online users to vote repeatedly. Sounds bad, right? But we at NOW had serious concerns about user privacy. "Cookies" are small text files placed on the user's system without that person's knowledge. Many computer users regard them as invasive.
<snip>

UPDATE: As of October 15th, the Palin poll had received over 52 million votes. We've received inquiries about why the percentages in the poll results have not changed much in the last couple of weeks. There's a simple answer. There are so many votes now that even the hundreds of thousands of new votes each day don't have much of an effect on the overall totals.

Another question is about math. As of October 15th, the "Yes" answer had 49%, the "No" answer had 49% and the "Not Sure", 0%. The question is why these numbers don't add up to 100%. Here's the reason: the poll software rounds the results down to the nearest whole number. The "Not Sure" is less than one percent, so it rounds down to zero. The rounding-down is why why the numbers may not total 100%.

With all the questions--and answers--about the percentages and the math, it's easy to take a further step and regard the results as accurate and scientific. Not so! The Palin poll is a measure of voter interest and mobilization in the closing weeks of the campaign. It should not be taken as an accurate barometer of the views of the wider public about Sarah Palin's qualifications.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:55 PM
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29. "It should not be taken as an accurate barometer of the views of the wider public about
Sarah Palin's qualifications." Yes, the poll results are not accurate or scientific.
That begs the question: Why the hell do DUers still fall for this silly nonsense of 'DUing' a poll when it's not really a poll at all? Do people here just mindlessly DU any poll they are told to DU?

If you get the idea that I think this is all stupid you are exactly right.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:04 PM
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13. This poll is from September '08
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 06:05 PM by Crabby Appleton
and is not accessible except from a link such as you provided or as contained in an email

"So, is the Palin poll now "scientific"? Absolutely not. It is still subject to large scale efforts on the left and the right to mobilize people to vote. The poll has become something of a Rorschach test, a tiny political marker in a tightly contested race. Over the past two weeks, the results of the poll see-sawed back and forth from a majority saying "No" to a majority saying, "Yes". At the moment the single-voter system was implemented, it was close to a tie: 50% say Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President, and 48% say no. Those results, in my view, are actually a measure of the mobilization and manipulation efforts by partisans on both sides. Now it will be all about mobilization, and less about manipulation. Blogs on the left and right are circulating viral emails with the exact address of the poll."


http://www.pbs.org/now/palin-poll.html
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:13 PM
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17. thank you
i knew this was old.
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:05 PM
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15. is it 2012 already?
Holy crap, I've over slept. :smoke:
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diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:08 PM
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16. Done!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:16 PM
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18. Oops....error
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 06:18 PM by graywarrior
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:17 PM
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19. If By Qualified, One Means the Minimum Legal Requirements, She Is
Seeing as we have neither educational, mental, nor emotional requirements for the job....
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:20 PM
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20. Ah yes....the legendary PBS poll 435
:P
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:31 PM
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22. Whoa!
:rofl:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:32 PM
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DUDE!!!
You are famous....

:toast:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:09 PM
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32. He has been so patient in waiting for this very moment!
:rofl:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:21 PM
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35. Hey, it took some real stones to change names!
And THIS is his moment!

:toast:

I salute that kind of courage.

:patriot:

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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 02:17 AM
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41. I didn't even see this earlier!!!1!1!!11
:pals:




:yourock:
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:50 PM
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27. Hahahahaha
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 06:59 PM by SallyMander

I was hoping you'd see this! :D


ETA, K&R for old times' sake ;)
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:32 PM
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23. Done. We are catching up. n/t
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:36 PM
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24. No room for quitters. Piss on Failin.







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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:45 PM
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26. kick
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:45 PM
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25. Done

Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?

Yes 51%
No 47%
Not Sure 0%
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:54 PM
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28. IMPORTANT: You have to send it to TEN people you know in the next 15 minutes! Or else....
Your wish will NOT come true.

It's all explained quite clearly here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOU8GIRUd_g

And thanks for posting PBS Poll #435!

:patriot:
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Sans Culottes Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:57 PM
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30. Done n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:11 PM
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33. a.k.a. - the political Rickroll
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:13 PM
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34. Done- 51/47
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:14 PM
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37. OMG! Now 69% yes, 31% no. WTF!!???
:hide:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:58 PM
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38. !
:rofl:
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:00 PM
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39. Tell me this is a sarcastic OP and that you realize this poll is a year old

....

Unbelievable.

Did you sleep walk through the election last year when this poll was like every third post on DU?
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:02 PM
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40. glad to help
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onestepforward Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 02:36 AM
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42. Done. Yes = 51, No = 47
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 03:23 PM
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43. Now 96% NO !! nt
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