What Polls Would Look Like if Corrected for Oversampling

dwhee87

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The Examiner is claiming many major polling firms are oversampling Democrats. Rasmussen Reports measures the electorate at 37.6 percent Republicans, 33.3 percent Democrats and 29.2 percent independents.

Romney is winning 90% of Republicans and Obama is winning 90% of Democrats. Romney is winning independents by 8 to 14 percent, but he is behind in many prominent polls.
That is because their sample includes 6.5% more Democrats than independents.

This chart demonstrates what recent polls would look like if they used the Rasmussen measure of the electorate.
 

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Why the sudden elevation of interest in polling tehniques? They have been the same all along and for some time now.
 

dwhee87

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Just showing that as always, what they show is not necessarily the opinion of The People. It's the opinion of the sample.
 

Randy

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Why the sudden elevation of interest in polling tehniques? They have been the same all along and for some time now.
You just hate it when all the truth comes out and they aren't bent by the media don't you.
 
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You just hate it when all the truth comes out and they aren't bent by the media don't you.
Randy,

On baloney like that everyone has their own TRUTH.

It is simply propaganda. Don't be so naive.

Next week the Dems will have them one. Stick with Gallup. If you just gotta follow a poll.

:pop:
 

dwhee87

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So what makes Gallup any better than Rasmussen?
 
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Fire Eater

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Public opinion polls are worthless in an era in which most people have cell phones only...pollsters have been slow to adjust their methodology to compensate.

Public opinion polls also fail to fully consider the hardening of ethnic voting blocs around a particular party...and how TURNOUT among these groups will affect the outcome.

This race will be decided by a few percentage points in a few states...Romney and his handlers had better get on the stick and motivate the only large reservoir of voters friendly to them...the shrinking but still majority of middle and working class Whites. Nebulous promises to "la Raza" won't get it.
 
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Stick with Gallup. If you just gotta follow a poll.

:pop:
Oh, stick with the poll that all of a sudden had a dramatic change after the justice dept threatened to sue them (because Obama didn't like the results)?
 
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The only way to keep the sinking stinking ship Obummer looking like it can move forward is by telling lies. I see so few Obummer 2012 stickers that it is not even funny. One and done!
 
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