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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Teikiatsu
At the time, it made sense, but in the modern world of relatively instant travel and information dissemination, it does not. We don't need people voting on our behalf anymore, as we can be as knowledgeable or ignorant to the candidates as we see fit...but we have access to the information, and that's what matters. And the argument about state size versus representation is outdated as well.
It's the remains of a bygone era, and it needs to go the way of slavery and prohibition.
I know exactly why it was set up that way, at least officially--because there would be a claimed disproportionate distribution of election power to larger states, and also because there were fears that, if the general public (popular vote) was misled by a crazy, power-hungry dictator-like individual, that they would elect someone bad for the country (and therefore created the electoral college as a way to have 'qualified' people vote on the candidates), or would play choose local people because of the limited amount of knowledge of other candidates at a time when news traveled quite slowly.
originally posted by: kruphix
I was about to make a couple threads, one about the current view of the national polls and why they are showing that Clinton is still well ahead in the polls.
The other was going to be about Texas and Arizona, and how Trump may lose both of those states based on Poll trending.
But as I was creating the first one I thought, "Why? They are just going to claim the polls I am using (which is all of them) aren't valid". So instead I thought, let me just ask them which ones they will accept as valid.
So please let me know, which polls do you think are valid and which do you think are invalid? Does it change based on who is currently leading in that particular poll, or will you unilaterally accept the results of a specific poll regardless of who it shows currently winning?
Also, do you think State polls are more or less accurate compared to National polls? Which polls do you think are more important?
Or, do you think all polls are invalid and that crowd size/yard signs/Facebook likes are more accurate? If so, please try to give a convincing argument as to why you think this.
originally posted by: Ohanka
None of them apparently
originally posted by: peskyhumans
Lol at someone digging this back up. Thank you.
Apparently all the polls that supported Trump.
Snarky snark snark.
originally posted by: Steak
i.e. The One That Actually Decided Who The Next President Will Be.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: kruphix
So...I wonder what Obama's popularity polling really is?