Magically the MSM Polls tighten! Too funny

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    It's SOB. Standard Operational Bullshit :)eusa_angel:pardon my french).

    They have to tighten their polling in the home stretch because the pollsters are actually rated on their accuracy from this point on come election time.

    This time has been a real roller coaster of polling so full of bullshit my eyes went darker brown every time I read one by the likes of PPP .

    There's a headline up on Drudge that I want to follow up on.

    POLL: Plurality of Americans believe POLLS biased for Obama...

    :D

    The electorate is finally figuring out how they are being played.
     
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    I still don't understand the "polls are going to depress turnout" mantra. I don't know anyone who has ever not voted because of what the polls were showing.
     
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    The race was tied a month ago. Obama now being ahead a month later is not tightening,

    except perhaps to someone who's mentally disabled.
     
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    There have been many studies done that support these facts. I can't open the PDF to give you the link but if you go to the google link I give you and go to this title you can get the study right from the University of Chicago.

    Go to this title on the page.

    [PDF]
    Does Electoral Manipulation Discourage Voter Turnout? Evidence ...
    political-science.uchicago.edu/.../Simpser%20-%20electoral%20mani...
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
    manipulation by the PRI substantially depressed voter (true) turnout in .... that the ruling party has padded the voter lists, decides not to turn out at the polls.) ...


    Google

    Polls have been used as propaganda for eons. It's just a fact of political life.
     
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    :eusa_shhh:

    That's not a nice way to talk about your fellow liberals on the board. Just in this forum alone:

    Obama in a Landslide?

    by Lakhota

    Wall Street Preparing For Obama Victory As Romney Falls Behind In Polls

    by Flaylo

    Obama takes lead in Texas!

    by rightwinger

    :lol:
     
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    If you don't believe the race was tied a month ago, I suggest you go to realclear and look at the chart.
     
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    m modern times, except for blowouts such as Roosevelt 1936, Nixon 1972 or Reagan 1984 almost all races are close.
     
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    Too bad for Romney we don't elect by popular vote

    Electoral College is not tightening
     
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    A women named Sandy gave Obama that election.
     
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    Whatever you say, Mal
     

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