NY Times: Obama Lead Shrinks in National Poll

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    Obama's six percentage point lead over McCain occurred when three minor party candidates were included. This is down from his 11-point lead in the same poll taken Oct. 3-5.

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    Oh noes! Obama might win only by a mini landslide, not a major one.

    The tragedy of it all.
     
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    Much like I tell the ones touting poll #'s and trying to support the other side of the coin....

    POLLS MEAN JACK SQUAT
     
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    You're dead wrong, Diamond Dave. Individual polls, mean jack squat.

    When you look at polls together, and not just one poll, all of the polls, together over 2-3 weeks.. those mean something.

    Every single one of those polls mean something.
     
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    No... they only mean something in terms of the small number of people actually polled...

    The only fucking poll that matters is the one that takes place on election day... the only one that counts... poll after poll after meaningless poll has shown to be all over the spectrum in result and does not inherently map the true test of the ballots actually cast....
     
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    Polls are an attempt to sway voters. The press for the most part want Obama as President so they have a vested interest in polls that show him ahead.
     
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    Omg, its all a conspiracy! Run for the hills!
     
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    pssst, its called a representative sample. We've gotten pretty good at doing it.
     
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    Yet in poll to poll the results are horribly askew... and the end result in the only poll that counts does not usually map out regularly with any sample poll....

    Polls are a way to draw attention, grab news, etc for the entertainment value of the news and the press... and only mean anything in terms of the actual people polled.... no matter how they choose the couple thousand they poll
     
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    Exactly.
     

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