The parallel universe where Mitt Romney leads all polls

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    The parallel universe where Mitt Romney leads all polls - POLITICO.com Print View

    On TV, talk radio and especially the Internet is a place where the swing-state polls that show Romney losing are not just inaccurate but part of an intentional plot by the heretofore unknown media-pollster axis to depress Republican voters. In this other world, Romney not only isn’t losing — he’s on the verge of a convincing victory.

    “I believe if the election were held today, Romney would win by 4 or 5 points,” trumpeted Dick Morris on Fox News last week, predicting a win for the GOP ticket in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Pennsylvania. In public polls right now, Romney is losing in each of those states. But, Morris said, that’s because the data are all wrong.

    Conservative talk radio king Rush Limbaugh senses something more nefarious in the media and university polls.

    “They are designed to do exactly what I have warned you to be vigilant about and that is to depress you and suppress your vote,” Limbaugh told his listeners last week, after bringing up swing-state surveys from The Washington Post and CBS News and Quinnipiac University. “These two polls today are designed to convince everybody this election is over.”

    One website, unskewedpolls.com, even readjusts the public polling to include more Republicans in samples. The results: Romney leads in nearly every national poll released in September. Of course arbitrarily reweighting polls is wildly unscientific, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans like Limbaugh and even Texas Gov. Rick Perry from mentioning the site
     
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    All universes are not created equal.
     
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    Is that anything like the parallel universe where obama leads all polls?
     
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    Is that near the parallel universe where the Stimulus kept unemployment below 8%?
     
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    FRAUD ^ ALERT:

    There is no universe where Mitt leads all polls. And nobody (except for hacks like leftwhiner, etc) have said, suggested or claimed any such thing.

    What has been suggested (several times and rather clearly at that) is that when the polls which are skewed get UN-skewed, the fantastical leads by the incumbent disappear.

    The result is that Mitt is actually leading in many of them, or tied, or his deficits are dramatically reduced.

    And the proof may be expected to be found in the only poll that will ever actually matter.

    See ya all on Election Day.
     
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    Define the process where polls get "skewed"? or how "unskewing" them makes them more accurate
     
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    I have. So have others. It is clearly pointless to repeat ourselves when you choose to remain ignorant.

    I encourage you to live in that special universe of yours where (as katzndogz noted) the incumbent is "leading" in all polls.

    :lol:
     
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    Uh, yeah, cuz that's got to be the lamest excuse I've ever heard - even from the pretzel rw's.
     
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    Not even close

    Explain how unskewing a poll makes it more accurate
     
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    It DID!

    Just not in this country.
     

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