Friday, October 22, 2004

Polls, how accurate? Bias?

I think its pretty clear the country is close to equally divided on this election. I do however give the edge to the democrats because while both sides skirt the line the dems are far more willing to cross it (draft and social security fears, voter fraud, blah, blah). I often wondered why news outlets were so eager to quote various polls...although they pick and choose the poll and also the piece of the poll to fit the message they already decided to give! Interesting to look at this polling site and see a) the delta between polls and b) that certain polls will have numbers for separate items leaning all towards democrat or republican. Gee, why would that be? How does the AP find itself off of other polls by double digits?

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