Why Gallup Poll Finds Less Support For President Obama

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    Much More: Race Matters: Why Gallup Polls Find Less Support For President Obama

    NOTE: This is very interesting if you care about the reliability of the Obama/Romney polls. The above link is complete with charts/graphs and lots of live supporting links.
     
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    Playing the race card on Gallup. Okay, then.
     
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    According to the OP, it's actually a failure on Gallup's part to adequately take race into account when conducting Obama/Romney polling - resulting in under-representation of black and Hispanic Americans.
     
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    If I read correctly, they are underrepresented because they are more likely not to have phones.

    What percentage of people without phones vote, as compared to the voting percentages of people with phones? Is predictive use of the poll that seriously impacted by not considering who owns phones and not trying to readjust the poll demographics to more closely match census demographics?
     
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    Man are you part of the DNC or the Obama reelection team. My God you spew out more propaganda than Goebbels.
     
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    Yet, such was not the case in 2008? Why is it an issue today?

    Gallup Daily: Election 2008
     
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    I don't know, but certainly some percentage of them do vote - likely for Obama.

     
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    Because it's not favoring his boy, Obama. This guys is up there with Chris, Jake, derps and all those other liberal morons that cant keep their lips off of Obama's ass.
     
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    It's an issue today because the Obama/McCain race wasn't close. The Obama/Romney race is close and will remain so until November.
     
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    I initially made a snarky post but then I deleted it. Lakhota does often post rdean-esque threads but this one actually is kinda interesting.

    And yes, I think that HuffPo probably did the study because they don't like the thought that Gallup might give Romney an edge where others wouldn't. But it's still an issue worth considering.
     

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