Alaska Poll Shows Miller Third--Elevating The Democrat!

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    It is worth noting that GOP Senate leader Mitchell finds a more Conservative GOP a problem he would like to have.

    In the real world, to be a Senate Leader, there have to be Senators in your party, elected in the states, and sent to Washington, D. C. In one local poll in Alaska, the Tea Party actually, GOP nominee is running third. The write-in candidate is running first, from outside a usual party machinery--unless she is not.

    And so the Democrat is elevated into electability, less than a week before the elections!

    Statewide 10-26-10

    Food, Shelter, Clothing, Utilities, Health Care, transportatoin, fuel, technology, machinery, are the things Senator Mitchell can do without himself! Haiti and East Africa--not even the Amish--are more what the Tea Party has in mind. Thriving civilizations have central governments engaged in massive social and redistributive, spending and public works.

    Senator Miller is apparently against all of that, and just possibly getting what he wants!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Take unliked White Eyes Into Forest: To be raised in "Spirit" of wolves!)
     
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    I find polls most interesting when you find out who is paying for them.

    At the very bottom of that poll one finds this little nugget....

    For purposes of disclosure, all four of these surveys were paid for in full by the IBEW Local 1547, and the IBEW Local 1547 authorized the release of this data.

    :lol:

    Gee, color me shocked that a poll sponsored by the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers would show a freaking Dem candidate doing well in the poll.
     
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    They probably Polled their members
     
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    go joe miller!!!
     
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    LOL, sure.

    Just like the Obama's APPROVAL rating just ALL OF SUDDEN jumped up ten points in the last week.:lol:
     
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    "The race remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings because if Murkowski wins she is expected to caucus with the GOP in the Senate."

    Election 2010: Alaska Senate - Rasmussen Reports
     
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    It's a Republican seat NOW. Seeing a Tea Party nut fail would just be a bonus.
     
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    Unlike many of the "non-disclosure" polls, which further don't disclose how they arrived at the result: The cited polls show their work. Work, in fact, is probably what the membership, actually does for a living, as opposed to what the "non-disclosure" polls do for a living.

    "This survey was fielded on October 5th-6th, 17th-18th, 21st-22nd, and 25th-26th of 2010 as part of a series of statewide surveys to measure attitudes towards candidates and races in the 2010 Alaska General Election among likely voters (defined as having voted in at least two of the last four local or statewide elections). 500 likely Alaskan voters were interviewed for each of the four surveys. The margin of error for the data collected is +/- 4.4 % for a 500 response survey for the data analyzed in its entirety with a 95% confidence level; meaning that we can be 95% sure that if every resident of the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections was actually surveyed, the results would vary by no more than 4.4% in either direction.
    The survey sample used was a computer generated random list derived from a database of all households within the State of Alaska with working telephone numbers who have at least one member who has voted in at least two of the last four local or state elections. The sample frame was designed to accurately reflect the actual population percentages.
    Respondents were screened to confirm they were over 18 and each household was attempted at least four times over a period of several days to account for non-response bias. Data was analyzed utilizing SPSS Quancept Software. Interviews were conducted by trained staff with on-site supervision utilizing state of the art computer assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Random interviews were monitored to assure quality control measures were followed. Dialing results were analyzed daily to assure statistically accurate distribution of call disposition in order to account for “non-response” variables.
    For purposes of disclosure, all four of these surveys were paid for in full by the IBEW Local 1547, and the IBEW Local 1547 authorized the release of this data"

    Notice that this poll actually tells the reader just what it meant by a "likely voter," and assumes a working phone number. That latter point alone likely makes better sense than many of the lower 49 level polls: Wherein neighbors may be the source of the phone, especially in hard times with millions of long-term unemployed having possibly even lost their unemployment checks.

    In other polls, "likely" voters seem to be relatively well-off, for example. IBEW are electricians, and not Wall Street bankers.

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred"
    (Smoke of signals--Mainly refreshing in counties just north of California Marin!)
     
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    If the Green Party or Socialist Party ever had the results the Tea Party gets, you guys would be having Carnival for a month!
     
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    so for you, it's not the best person for the seat, it's just as long as ANYONE from the tea party loses, that's ok.

    Democrat party motto
    Party over COUNTRY FOLKS.
     

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