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Sunday, October 26, 2008

'Polls' used to make 'news' are purposely biased

From Rasmussen Reports: "For polling data released during the week of October 26-November 1, 2008, the partisan weighting targets will be
  • and 27.2% unaffiliated.
For the preceding week, the partisan weighting targets were 39.7% Democratic, 33.0% Republican, and 27.3% unaffiliated."...
  • When 'polls' are skewed toward 1 political party or entity, the 'results' usually favor that party/view. eg, 'Palin is no good' can be expected if a poll skews toward democrats.
  • Therefore, it does not mean 'Palin is no good,' it means
  • they survey more democrats. (sm) via Lucianne.com

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