It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
Rasmussen Reports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaA paid Fordham University analysis ranked Rasmussen Reports as the most accurate national polling firm in Election 2008
Reports by Slate Magazine and The Wall Street Journal found that Rasmussen Reports was one of the most accurate polling firms for the 2004 United States presidential election and 2006 United States general elections.
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Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Obama fanboy's holding on with straining fingertips to their "hope and change" dream.. fail? No... just sad.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
When it comes to polls, who is being polled is important.
Rasmussen uses likely voters based on a history of voting in previous elections.
Fox News and Democracy Corps use Registered Voters.
Gallup, CBS and CNN use anyone who answers the phone.
If polling for election results, in normal years, polling Likely Voters turns out more accurate results. Registered voters is second most accurate and that leaves a poll of the general public bringing up the rear.
If you are polling for the views of the general public, you should use the widest selection of the general population to get the clearest results. But you should also use a larger polling sample and assure that you have a good distribution of locations. If you poll only urban people you will have skewed results just as if you polled mostly rural areas.
Absolutely untrue. It is because of their question wording on issue polling, and they know it themselves. They in fact put out an article on it last week, they tested different questions using slightly different wording, and got different results. Kudos to them for putting out the article.
They also spoke about how automated polling yields more accurate responses than live polling, and to some extent that has been proven true (for certain types of polling).
PPP is a highly respected firm, it is a Democratic firm to be sure, but it's public polls are highly relied upon.
Rasmussen absolutely has a house tilt in favor of Republicans on their issue polling, it seems only righties fail to acknowledge that. They are also a reputable firm, you just have to be aware of whether you are considering election polling or issue polling, and treat the results accordingly. Further, conflation of issue polling with election polling disregards the difference in poll construction. Question order and wording has a large impact on polling. Even more so on questions of opinion rather than who are you going to vote for.