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Response to TroyD (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:27 PM

17. Fine. If

"We KNOW Gravis is untrustworthy"

...that's the case, why the hell are people, including Nate Silver, giving these polls credibility? Doesn't he at least owe an explanation in his commentary? At least offer a caveat. A bullshit poll that shows Romney winning the black vote 60 to 40 should be flagged.

Here's Nate:

There were few state polls published on Saturday, but a Gravis Marketing poll of Colorado also showed a sharp reversal toward Mr. Romney. He led in its newest survey, which was conducted on Thursday after the debate, by 3.5 percentage points. Although Gravis Marketing polls have had a very strong Republican lean so far this cycle, the trend in the poll is nevertheless extremely favorable for Mr. Romney, since he had trailed Mr. Obama by roughly five percentage points in a poll it conducted in September.


The poll is utter bullshit. Still, if they want to take these absurd polls seriously an increase Republican delusion, so be it.

"Fair and balanced" is creating the impression that psychos rule this country. You see, Republicans are complaining about the polls so every poll has to be given merit.

Lying is Genius. Greed is good. Vague is brilliant. Cheating is American.

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