NY-23 Reality Check

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    And once again, Nate Silver calls it like it is...

    FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Reality Check: NY-23 Poll May Seek to Alter, Not Reflect, Reality
     
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    No this is just more of that killing the messenger if you don't like the message stuff. Kind of like this White House declaring War against anyone in the Press who dare to criticize them. Polls are often wrong but they are also often correct. Attacking pollsters has become a common tactic for all those who don't like results of particular polls. This just seems like another classic example of those kinds of tactics. Just looks like Nate Silver doesn't like the results of this particular poll. Nothing more,nothing less.
     
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    We will see on Tuesday
     
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    I think it's Blumenthal on pollster.com that does a rebuttal of this, FYI in the interests of fairness,

    keep in mind that in 2006 Karl Rove confidently claimed that HIS pollsters were telling him that the Republicans weren't going to lose the House.
     
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    A pollster's methodology is not fair game??
     
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    All These Polls Are Meaningless
    December 4, 2007
    RUSH: Folks, I really would caution you on paying attention to these daily polls and trying to take a lot of out of them, because they're meaningless. Yes. You heard me right, Mr. Snerdley! These polls are meaningless.
     
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    I'm rooting for Hoffman, but call a spade a spade. the article Jillian posted didn't just put holes in the poll, it blew the poll away!
     
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    These bogus polls serve a purpose in trying to convince voters that the tide has turned.
    Nobody bothers to refute once the election is over
     
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    The latest poll on this is from Daily Kos, and has Owens leading.

    btw, their debate yesterday is online at WSYR Syracuse if anyone cares.
     
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    Yes but what if Hoffman does win? Will Nate and his gang ever come back and say that these pollsters were correct and that they themselves were wrong? They might but i wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that. Hmm?
     

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