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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-11-07 01:43 PM
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82. as usual, you did not respond to the substance of my post
Do you not notice this, or do you just hope that no one else will?

To repeat:
Here is a sentence-and-a-half snippet that conceivably might reveal even to you how far off you are. "'s irrelevant whether Gore 2000 voters forgot or lied to the exit pollsters when they said they voted for Bush. What is relevant is who they said they voted for in 2004 - and 91% said it was Kerry." Dead wrong. If we don't know who the Gore 2000 voters actually were, then we don't know who they said they voted for in 2004. We only know that for the people who said they voted for Gore. So of course it's relevant whether Gore 2000 voters reported that vote correctly. Again, see also post #52.

To which your response is...


Ignoring and evading my arguments as usual, and refreshingly abandoning any pretense of mathematical rigor, you indulge in argument by adjective. A "vast" majority of Gore voters disapproved of Bush. (Probably true, but he didn't need all that many. In fact, he didn't even need them to approve of him, since we know that some folks who stated disapproval of Bush voted for him anyway.) I conjecture a "massive" rejection of Kerry by Gore voters. (If Bush's approval rating were 14%, would you refer to Bush's "massive" support?) Then you move on to Bush's first-term record. Well, we all endured it, and by your own acknowledgment, about half the public at that time still stated approval of his performance. Gallup/USA Today, 10/29-31/04, had 48% approval, 47% disapproval. Hard for us to believe? sure. Evidence that Kerry won? No way.
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