2000: Gallup has Gore +7 on October 7th

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    From the Huffington Report:

    Remembering Gallup's Wacky 2000 Tracking Poll

    Everyone remembers the 2000 presidential election with its excruciating post-election vote counting controversy in Florida and the Supreme Court decision that awarded the presidency to George W. Bush. But how many people remember the Gallup 2000 election tracking poll? I'm sure the Gallup folks would like us to forget it, but in light of the controversy over Gallup's recent poll for USA Today that showed a big discrepancy between registered and likely voters, it's worth recalling just how well Gallup's likely voter screen performed in the weeks leading up to the 2000 election.


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    21,000 people showed up in the rain for Obama today in INDIANAPOLIS!

    You're done, son.

    Give it up.
     
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    So they were off by like 6.5% points?
     
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    I don't own a done. Perhaps the done belongs to you. :D
     
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    Give it up.

    McCain is finished.
     
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    Big difference. Right now the actual vote count doesn't matter as much as the electoral map.

    Why? You planning on having the supreme court appoint McCain president, too?
     
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    But Gore won, the supreme court selected this buffoon.
     
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    so if Obama wins by oinly 4% instead of the 11% that Gallup has him at, I'll still be crackin' open the champagne:lol:
     
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    everyone pretty much agrees Gore won the actual election... this isnt' a good example
     
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    Polls, polls, polls. Really the only poll we'll ready take notice of is on November 4th.

    I really don't see how acurate they can be. Some are only small samples--one was actually 60% democrat. Then another will be loaded with republicans.

    Some say Obama needs to go in with an 8% lead.

    What is extremely interesting according to one talking head pundant. Obama should have a lead right now of 24 points. We have an unpopular war, the financial crisis, etc. Things definitely not looking good for our economy. Normally Americans blame the incumbant party in the White House--President Bush, regardless if it is a democrat congress & senate.

    So, I guess I am a little surprised that this race is still so close. I think Americans really don't trust Obama. His associations are extremely questionable, as to who he really is.

    Then of course, the democrat party put out that they estimate 30% of blue collar white workers in the mid-west would never vote for a black man anyway. "I don't know if that's true, but you can bet the democrat party is very worried about it."

    I guess we'll see soon.
     

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