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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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    It's a statistical fact that most polls usually overrate democratic support. 2008, for example.
    You must have not looked at my citation from nate silver.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    You must have not looked at my citation from nate silver.
    a) NY Times is a joke.

    b)The entire article was rhetoric.

    c)Look at the hard facts.
    "Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    a) NY Times is a joke.

    b)The entire article was rhetoric.

    c)Look at the hard facts.

    a) dismissing a valid source and expert statistician

    b) I see you didn't bother to read it with an objective lense

    c) That is from 2008 and has nothing to do with this election.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    It's a statistical fact that most polls usually overrate democratic support. 2008, for example.
    Actually, that isn't quite true. Although the final average in national polls in 2008 overestimated Democrats by .3%, the average of all state polls overestimated Republicans by 1.4% and by 2.3% in swing states. In 2010 every polling company but one overestimated Republican support.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    a) dismissing a valid source and expert statistician
    Oxymoron? rofl

    b) I see you didn't bother to read it with an objective lense
    There are no facts in the article. It is nothing but rhetoric for hacks to eat up.

    c) That is from 2008 and has nothing to do with this election.
    ahahahahahaha no, just no.

    The only way to judge the accuracy of polls for this election at this point in time is based on history. And, historically, most polls (not all) overrate Democratic support. But believe whatever you want to chief, I don't care. lol
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    c)Look at the hard facts.
    Looking at one poll from each pollster is not a measure of accuracy since each poll has a built in margin of error.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    Oxymoron? rofl

    There are no facts in the article. It is nothing but rhetoric for hacks to eat up.

    ahahahahahaha no, just no.

    The only way to judge the accuracy of polls for this election at this point in time is based on history. And, historically, most polls (not all) overrate Democratic support. But believe whatever you want to chief, I don't care. lol
    Wow you suck at arguing. Are you actually going post a valid argument or teenagery lolspeak?

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    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    To be honest, that seems like a prudent change.
    How did I know that was coming?


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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Actually, that isn't quite true. Although the final average in national polls in 2008 overestimated Democrats by .3%, the average of all state polls overestimated Republicans by 1.4% and by 2.3% in swing states. In 2010 every polling company but one overestimated Republican support.
    I have no idea where you got that, since there are 10+ polls in 2008 that overestimated Obama's support 1 - 4 points, and only 3 or 4 underestimated Obama's support, by only 1 or 2 points at that.
    "Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."

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