posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by schuyler
Sorry, but that is incorrect as well. There is no such thing as a "random sampling," because most hard-working conservatives don't have time to
participate in polls! The people that would support Ron Paul are the people least likely to be answering their phone at 5:30 on a weeknight, and even
less likely to take out 5 to 10 minutes to talk to a pollster. In addition, I have tried to participate in those polls before, and the questions are
pre-worded to elicit the desired response. It is never so simple as "who would you vote for if the election were today?"
Even worse, you can't trust the reported results as CNN proved. The poll they sourced showed Ron Paul as the clear leader, but the reported 0%.
Plus, they ignored their own online poll that showed him doubling the next closest competitor.
Statistics and polls are too easily manipulated, and even when they are done as professionally as possible, they are unreliable, because a sampling of
1500 people willing to answer their phones and take 10 minutes out of their evening does not represent the true political climate.
Personally, I believe reporting on polling should be illegal. It takes inaccuracies and purports them as fact, and then it influences the real facts.
We have an election day for a reason, leave the polls out of it.
Listening to the Polls sure did cost Charlie Crist a certain Senate Seat and potential Presidential Run!
He polished his platform to match the
polls, and it didn't win him the undecided, it didn't win him the Democrats, and it lost him the strong support he had before listening to the
Just like the Stock Market motto, "The public is always wrong." The same should be said for political polls!