Rasmussen Is a Neo-Con Tool

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    Designed to skew things in favor of Republicans and all things Neo-Con.

    Why can't you neo-cons see/accept that?

    FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Is Rasmussen Reports Biased?
    Rasmussen's Polling Stirs Bias Debate -- Politics Daily
    How Rasmussen's right-wing bias has made it a laughing stock among major pollsters - LiveDaily Community
    National Ledger - Scott Rasmussen Accused of Bias - Rasmussen Reports Polls Scrutiny

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    Notice how Rasmussen uses very vague phrases like "likely voters" which should be read as "voters likely to vote for/favor republicans" and "pretty similar" as in "their numbers are pretty similar to ours" where "pretty similar" is not a defined range and varies substantially.

    Notice also how Bill O'Reilly gently spoonfeeds Scottie all the necessary talking points.

    Classic!
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    George Soros funded groups say Rasmussen is biased!
     
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    For all the derision directed toward pre-election polling, the final poll estimates were not
    far off from the actual nationwide voteshares for the two candidates. On average, preelection
    polls from 23 public polling organizations projected a Democratic advantage of
    7.52 percentage points on Election Day, which is only about 1.37 percentage points away
    from the current estimate of a 6.15-point Obama margin in the national popular vote.
    Following the procedures proposed by Martin, Traugott and Kennedy (see Public Opinion
    Quarterly, Fall 2006, pp. 342-369) to assess poll accuracy, I analyze poll estimates from
    these 23 polling organizations. Four of these polls appear to have overestimated McCain
    support (indicated with a * below), while most polls (17) overestimated Obama strength.
    Pre-election projections for two organizations’ final polls—Rasmussen and Pew—were
    perfectly in agreement with the actual election result (**).

    The following list ranks the 23 organizations by the accuracy of their final, national preelection
    polls (as reported on pollster.com).
    1. Rasmussen (11/1-3)**
    1. Pew (10/29-11/1)**
    2. YouGov/Polimetrix (10/18-11/1)
    3. Harris Interactive (10/20-27)
    4. GWU (Lake/Tarrance) (11/2-3)*
    5. Diageo/Hotline (10/31-11/2)*

    http://www.fordham.edu/images/acade...ccuracy in the 2008 presidential election.pdf

    Doesn't sound too much like a polling company bent on trying to skew the facts.
     
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    Even a broken clock is right twice a day bub.
     
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    But a cracked pot is cracked for life, Gomer. :lol:
     
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    When he had the Dems in front, he was great, now he's a 'neocon tool'.

    Do you wake up and decide you will make a fool of yourself on a message board or is it just spontanious?
     
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    *yawn*

    try one of the 87 other keys, liberace.

    :thup:
     
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    He wishes his brother george was here.
     
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    Until Rasmussen started reporting that Obama's numbers sucked the big one and all his programs were in deep trouble most Demcrats didn't even know who Rasmussen was. Now that he is polling this way the numbers must be biased.

    Yeah. Rasmussen is just pulling a fast one. Nothing to worry about in Nov. The election is all in the bag for the Democrats. Just sit this one out.
     
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    What good would it serve Rassmussen to skew his polls? Wouldn't it be a matter of a very short time before his numbers would be known by all to be unreliable?
     

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