posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 01:12 AM
Originally posted by Raelsatu
I'm tired of that bs excuse from the devils advocates of poll results, that Ron Paul supporters skew the numbers. If anything, the results re-verify
and enforce the fact that RP supporters are large in numbers and/or care enough to show their enthusiasm.
Fewer than five thousand isn't really "large numbers." it looks impressive set against the few hundred collected by the other candidates, I
suppose. But yes, sorry, vote-slamming does result in the poll results being rendered useless. Doesn't matter if it's about Ron Paul or your
favorite water park. It eradicates the core foundation of a poll - random sampling.
And taking 15 seconds to click a link isn't a huge show of enthusiasm. You sound like those doofuses who thought baking a red white and blue cake was
"doing their part" after 9/11.
Truth is, an entire spectrum of people watch Fox News, and supporters of every candidate were watching the debate tonight. They had their
chance to vote online. So don't give me this low reasoning that RP's poll results don't matter, or are invalid; because it doesn't change the fact
that he's the best choice for our country at this crossroad.
And truth is, I could, right now, go to DemocraticUnderground, link the poll, and ask everyone there to "DU this poll" in favor of, hell I dunno,
Herman Cain, and in 15 minutes, Mr. Cain would have over twenty-one thousand votes. Why? for the lulz.
Please don't tell me that an online poll matters. i know better. I have experience in making them not matter
I would like to add another point. Lets say perhaps that RP's outstanding numbers online are mainly because those voting for him are
above-average internet users. Meaning, the rest of the supporters of the other 2012 'hopefuls' tend to base their entire political view based on the
[incredibly skewed] bias of mainstream media, i.e Fox, CNN, etc; and don't use the internet as their main source of information. They're also less
likely to participate in online polls and such. This in and of itself provides evidence that the people voting for other candidates may possibly
outnumber RP on the complete census, but they're also the most prone to political brainwashing tactics via MSM.
It also means there would be a significant portion of Ron Paul online voters who are actually ineligible to vote for him in 2012. I was a wild-eyed
libertarian at 16, too. Then I got a job.