The Mathematics of Polling

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    Most of us with a minimal education understand this, but those whose political expectations are disappointed by the polls try to avoid the realtiy of the mathematics.
     
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    There is so much wrong with polls. Anyone who thinks they are fact are just blind.
     
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    Saing that x percent of respondents said y isn't a fact?

    Are you really so stupid?
     
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    The problem's not the math, but ensuring that the sample polled is truly representative of the larger population. There is a lot of room for fusing , leading questions, and other practices that can skew the results.
     
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    You do realize just how stupid that is, but more proof that you only copy and paste, thank you.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If9EWDB_zK4]YouTube - Penn and Teller Defend Ron Paul vs. Luntz and Fox News[/ame]
     
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    -then you copy--> paste a video :lol: And what's that video say? Why, it says what JB said

    :lol:

    Also, do tell what what I copy-->pasted and where from ;)
     
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    1. Copy and paste doesn't mean an actual copy and paste, it's another way of saying parroting, just one difference, parroting is political, copy and paste is everything.

    2. If you said what I believe, then why did you decide to disagree with me in the first place? You must be trolling again since you didn't ask me why I said that.
     
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    Why is it that every time I see you online, you end up backpedaling by the night's end? If you meant to say I was 'parroting' anything, you would have said so. You did not. You said I copy..) pasted ;) Then... you copy--> pasted your 'argument' :lol: Stop challendgin me, KK. You only end up looking foolish.

    You didn't say it could be be skewed. You said that the results given were not facts. The results of the poll are facts. They just might not be indicative of anything other than the poll results. That's what I said and it's now what you want to say because I'm right. It is not, however, what you said.

    Are you done making a fool of yourself now? Can we continue the discussion without any more of you antics?
     
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    Why is it you just want to be an asshole with no real intellect instead of learning a thing or two? Reread my posts, again ... it wasn't "back peddling", that's just your own ignorance and arrogance showing.

    "Anyone who thinks that polls represent facts are idiots."
     

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