View Poll Results: Where did all the biased polls go?

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  • They are still there, Romney is beloved by all, darn media! (except fox)

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  • Polls suck and never work right!

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Thread: Poll bias

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    Re: Poll bias

    Ok, but that means gallup had integrity in face of potential pressure, not that gallup is biased.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Yes, it's an established fact and that quote did nothing to take away from it.
    Nice job citing your sources and backing up your assertions.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Ok, but that means gallup had integrity in face of potential pressure, not that gallup is biased.
    Oh, I agree. I just threw that up here to show that manipulation isn't out of the question. I really think this story should have gotten more legs, but we've been to busy with Big Bird.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Ok, but that means gallup had integrity in face of potential pressure, not that gallup is biased.
    Except ... Gallup then changed its methodology to return more favorable results to the Obama administration.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Except ... Gallup then changed its methodology to return more favorable results to the Obama administration.
    I just went over that with Maggie, her sources actually stood up for Gallup even though she didn't intend that. Can you do better?

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I just went over that with Maggie, her sources actually stood up for Gallup even though she didn't intend that. Can you do better?
    At this point I think it's safe to say you'll simply defend anything that is pro-Democrats.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Conspiracy?

    It's an established fact that certain polls were over sampling Democrats and under sampling Republican and independent voters.
    Good pollsters don't weight by party ID. Party affiliation is an attitude, and trying to weight for it, only causes problems in the results.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Except ... Gallup then changed its methodology to return more favorable results to the Obama administration.
    Do you have any evidence of that? I haven't seen anything showing Gallup changing their methodology.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So now that Romney is doing better in polling, where did all the claims of poll rigging go?
    It's a statistical fact that most polls usually overrate democratic support. 2008, for example.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Do you have any evidence of that? I haven't seen anything showing Gallup changing their methodology.
    Obama approval rating gets a boost after Gallup tweaks its polling methodology - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

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