What the hell is with these pollsters?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    I just looked into the new Fox poll and was stunned to see that even they OVERSAMPLED democrats. And not by a little either.

    44% democrat to 35% republican http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2012/08/09/fox-news-poll-presidential-race/

    Why would anyone even publish such a skewed poll??????????????????

    If you look deep into the data you can also see that they have consistantly oversampled democrats from as much as 1% to 9%

    With such a small number of respondents polled how can they expect to get a fair sampling of the pulse of the people when nonsense like this is done? I can see why a left leaning establishment may want to skew a poll but why the hell would Fox do the same damn thing?
     
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    It's done to make news.

    Don't let it discourage you they do it every election.
     
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    What is the logic for Fox to publish a bogus poll
     
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    Why is that poll bogus?
     
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    Affirmative action poling?
     
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    They are also not polling likely voters yet. They are polling registered voters.
     
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    Dont tell conservaderp. He thinks he is such a scholar.....:lmao:
     
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    He already said: the over-sampling of Dims.

    GiGo.
     
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    Because it is not represenative of the political landscape of our country. Not even close.
     
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    What a moron. It's because there's more registered Democrats than Republicans. Many of the racist Dixiecrats are still registered as Democrat, but vote for the wingnut Republicans in state-wide and National elections. Didn't you ever hear the term, Reagan Democrat?
     

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