Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Unskewed polls

A friend sent this:  unskewedpolls.com

The site managers reweight the data to fit the Rasmussen party identification. Their results show Romney with a five to eleven point lead.

Something to think about.  And then there is this: Obama and Romney Neck in Neck in OH Poll… WITH D+10 SAMPLE.

8 comments:

  1. I do not understand why the polls are skewed in the first place?
    What is the point?
    False information in favor of the0 serves what purpose?

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  2. Bandwagon effect - O's winning so everybody join in!!!

    Depress turnout - discourage people who might think, "why bother to go vote - O's winning anyway.

    Living in a bubble - they really believe

    But as Charlie Sheen found out, no matter how often you proclaim "!winning!" sometimes you're not.

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  3. Statically speaking, you can make numbers total whatever you want.

    Skew the data (with a small font in the lower corner and an asterisk so you can explain yourself out of an embarrassing situation afterward) then produce the skewed results in BIG BOLD TYPE. Everyone join the winning team! (see Genes note above regarding Charlie Sheen).

    We HAVE to pitch out the current President – the longevity of this great nation is at risk if we don’t get that done!

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  4. TiA, Pitch out? That is a fairly nice way of putting it.

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  5. There is a very good article here:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/25/media-polls-are-the-latest-negative-campaign-ad

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  6. TIA--- good article ---

    When they (we) pitch out the bam I hope we use one of those farm implements use with hay having 3 or 4 tines.

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  7. Dean0 - close on the farm implement, but I think it's called a manure spreader. Google it, you will see.

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    1. TiA


      So, you calling the bamster a manure spreader? I have seen them things in action, the fling it far and wide.

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