Whom do YOU trust for your political data?

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    It appears the Daily Kos got burned by their polsters. Very interesting indeed.

    Markos charges polling fraud - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

    At least they are coming clean about it... but then that makes you wonder why they are coming out with this data now? An early, controlled release to minimize and hide damage? Or someone leaking information somewhere forcing it's release?
     
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    I only trust internet message boards.

    If you can't trust what you read here.....who can you trust?
     
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    Actually, the problem was not with Kos, but the pollsters who gave them incorrect info.

    To my thinking, it should be a teachable moment for the AGW greeniacs, who should see the pollsters are just human...lazy, dishonest? But the same as so many of the warmist 'scientists' have proven to be.
     
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    Markos didn't want the truth, so why bother looking for it. They would get canned either way, so putting in the effort would have been counter productive.

    But this sounds so much like the global warming silliness as to make me wonder if it isn't a satire
     
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    Al Jazeera of course. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    truthmatters...
     
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    No, this came about because a noted polling website called FiveThirtyEight.com alerted Kos to irregularities found in Research2000's results, which prompted Kos to hire a few independent pollsters to check them out:

    FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: My Own Suspicions About Research 2000
     
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    I put my trust in the actual politician because I know they would never lie to me.
     
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    Well, I used to just ask Wilson my next door neighbor, Never could see him through that security fence.
     
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    But the bottom line question is STILL:

    WTF CAN we trust for TRUTHFUL Information?

    This and the Global Warming stats are proving to be false/invented;

    newspapers, tv news/networks, even radio have shown themselves to be BIASED;

    wiki, although good, is NOT an "authority" of any consequence;

    and Snopes, FactFinder and other sites of that sort are ALSO heavily biased, if not absolute liars.

    Right now, I have to depend upon myself, to read BOTH sides of every assertion,

    but that depends on my own ability to critically think through each different situation,

    and I'm DEFINITELY not "always correct," much to my ego's chagrin. ;)
     
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