crappy poll on fox news

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    Take a look at page 2 where it shows if the election were held today who would you vote for...

    http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/082604_poll.pdf

    here are the results

    Notice how other is bigger than nader and bigger than the difference between bush and kerry (except for the D's and R's vote count). When are they going to start including that 'other' by name since it is obviously a bigger factor than nader and going to play a key role in the election?
     
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    because other consists of about 27 "other" candidates. Not just that dumbass badnarik.
     
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    When badnarik is included in polls he is polling much higher than all the other candidates except Bush and Kerry and is definitly more of a factor than Nader. Why does fox include Nader when they know (or at least should know) that he is not going to be on the ballot more than a few states. Fair and balanced my ass.
     
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    Well, let's see. "Other" includes:

    Ralph Nader
    Diane Templin
    Michael Peroutka
    Michael Badnarik
    Leonard Peltier
    Charles Jay
    Gene Admonson
    Walt Brown
    Bill Van Auken
    Martin Koppel
    Ben Thompson
    That Cobb guy from the Green Party
    Whoever the Natural Law Party throws out there
    Countless official write in candidates
    Apparently DKSuddeth

    Why single out Badnarik with his 1% of the vote? Nader is at least a nationally recognized name, and poll results that are commissioned by Badnarik don't count.
     
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    And of those, only about 2 others will be on the ballot in enough states to matter. Nader is not one of those.

    Alot of people have alot of name recognition. That does not mean they are more deserving of being on a poll for president of the USA. Nader is a has been that lost. Badnarik is a candidate that will be on 49 or 50 states ballots and is therefore much more credible than nader. Why do you think fox includes them? Just name recognition? If so they should add irresponsible to their 'fair and balanced'.

    And Badnarik has been in polls not commisioned by the campaign and came in over 1%.
     
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    I am not talking about a lame internet poll.

    Travis
     
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    What do you think most polls are anymore? Point is, the only poll that counts is in November.
     
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    Most polls published on tv and newspapers are not internet polls.

    And other polls do matter because of the partisan commision on presidential elections.
     
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    Exactly how many state ballots does he quailify for now?
     

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