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

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by duhu View Post
    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.
    I just did the math. Running through RCP's final averages and actual results.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    How did I know that was coming?

    What? Cell-phone only households are rapidly growing, and it seems like a good idea to correct for that.
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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?
    Silly rabbit..polls are still for strippers...now, 'biased polls'? Not sure what strippers do with them...
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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?
    they have now graduated into claiming that the bureau of labor statistics is a conspiracy.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Silly rabbit..polls are still for strippers...now, 'biased polls'? Not sure what strippers do with them...
    Wouldn't that be poles?

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    What? Cell-phone only households are rapidly growing, and it seems like a good idea to correct for that.
    Yeah, I'm sure cell phone only households completely exploded when Romney started taking a lead in polls.


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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Yeah, I'm sure cell phone only households completely exploded when Romney started taking a lead in polls.

    The amount of cell phone only households has doubled since 2007. Polling more of them seems like a good idea to me.
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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    The amount of cell phone only households has doubled since 2007. Polling more of them seems like a good idea to me.
    Over-sampling Democrats is a good idea.

    Under-sampling Republicans and independents is a good idea.

    Changing the methodology weeks before the election is a good idea.

    At what point do you just come out and admit you don't care what they do so long as the Democrats come out ahead?

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    Re: Poll bias

    I'm fairly certain that Vermin Supreme is going to win this election despite what the polls say.

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    Re: Poll bias

    Quote Originally Posted by Donahue View Post
    Over-sampling Democrats is a good idea.

    Under-sampling Republicans and independents is a good idea.

    Changing the methodology weeks before the election is a good idea.

    At what point do you just come out and admit you don't care what they do so long as the Democrats come out ahead?
    First off, I'm a Republican who's voting for Romney, I just happen to love polling and statistics. I am in no way endorsing Democratic policies, which for the most part I think are bad for the country.

    On the other hand, I do believe that polls are usually right. Oversampling Democrats isn't what is actually happening. Party Affiliation isn't something that should be weighted in a poll, because it is an attitude, and not an immutable demographic. It really doesn't matter when the methodology of a poll changes, if the changes are for the better. Cell-phone only households have been rapidly increasing, and correcting for that is a good idea.
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