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Dojo Info 11/13/08

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  4. Pollsters Inflated Obama Lead
    Are polls inaccurate? Of course. Are they purposefully misleading? It wouldn’t surprise me.
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    Right. And after this fails to reverse the will of the people the gay lobby will turn to their friends in the Courts. It matters not what our democracy determines, only what they want… which is really strange when you see the data that shows their relationships are far more ‘short-term’ than hetero relationships. I guess it’s not marriage they want after all but an attempt to have their behavior officially stamped as legitimate by society.
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Main Polls Overinflate Obama Lead

Are polls inaccurate? Of course. Are they purposefully misleading? It wouldn’t surprise me. Here’s some after election data for you: Pollsters Inflated Obama Lead.

As of noon Wednesday, Obama had won 63 million votes — 52 percent of the vote — compared with McCain’s 46 percent and 55.8 million. This amounts to a 6-point difference between the two candidates.

Right. We know that already. So, which polls are the best?

Two polls emerged as the most accurate: The Pew Research and Rasmussen Reports, which showed the race precisely at 52 percent to 46 percent.

Ahh… the ones that CBS, ABC and the rest regularly leave out. I see.

But poll predictions of Gallup, Reuters/Zogby, ABC/Washington Post, and CBS all had Obama winning by between 9 and 11 points.

So were they just poor pollsters are is there some underlying deceit in those organizations?

BTW, for those who claim that Fox is the polar opposite of the mainstream media, they had Obama winning by 7 points. Not a single poll had Obama winning by less than 5 points.