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polls are anti-democratic

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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 10:24 AM
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The biggest problem with polls is that the people who ask the questions are all rich and powerful. They don't ask the questions that citizens actually care about.

This is why I started urtak.com... - Anyone can ask any question, and because the site is tamper resistant, the results are accurate.

Gallup isn't about to start asking questions like this:

Does the U.S. government torture its opponents? - urtak.com...




posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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But who answers the questions? It seems asking 'Does the U.S. government torture its opponents?' to a bunch of people who haven't got a clue as to what the US government and agencies are up to behind closed doors seems about as futile as you can get. The results might be an accurate portrayal of how people feel, but it's still no reflection on reality.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 02:31 PM
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The polls are skewed because they only report the final poll question. If you were to look at the polls and all their questions, you will see they filter down the responses to only a select group of people.

When you look at the previous poll questions, you will see response rates of 100%, because if the person did not answer the previous question in the right way, they response on the 2nd question will be filtered out of the final results.

It will be questions like - are you registered to vote. Are you a democrat or republican. etc.

So if you are an independant, then your responses are ignored in some cases. Like take the presidential nominee polls for the parties. Those polls will filter out anyone who didn't vote republican in the previous election etc. If you say you voted for Kerry in the previous election, then your response will be filtered out of the republican nominee polls, even if you were/had planned on voting for a republican in the nomination elections etc.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:16 PM
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The polls are wrong, in the sense that they decide who people are going to vote for based on the candidate's ideology. When most people really don't even vote along ideological lines.



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