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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 04:13 PM
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42. which time did the NES respondents tell the truth?
Edited on Tue Aug-04-09 04:29 PM by OnTheOtherHand
Honestly, this is pretty easy to understand, no matter how many words TIA burns obfuscating it. When the same person says in 2000 that s/he just voted for Gore, and in 2004 that s/he voted for Bush over Gore, that is a problem.

"First, it was based on the recorded vote - not the True vote." No, it's based on what people said in 2000, and what the same people said in 2004. Like I said, this is pretty easy to understand.*

ETA: I think it would be really cool for someone to write an Artificial Intelligence program, sort of like Eliza, that would respond to questions by copying and pasting semi-relevant snippets of TIA's oeuvre.

*Of course, it's also based on other extensive polling data that TIA ignores. This evidence is especially pointed because the same people are asked twice. But when one watches Dukakis's retrospective numbers in the General Social Survey dwindle from year to year, it seems kind of crazy to argue that it's all measuring the "True Vote." That's probably why TIA prefers to ignore that evidence entirely.
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