posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by TupacShakur
I'm afraid the quoting of quotes of quotes is going to get unweildy, so I'll just do it this way this time and remove mine..
But the MSM tells me they (straw polls) are important.
I was unaware of that. I have never heard them say that. OTOH it's not like I watch what they say much, either.
I'm just a supporter, not a campaign manager. How can I hurt his campaign?
OK. Conceded. If you're just playing around, what the hey? You're not doing anything to help his campaign anyway, but if you actually believe these
And what mistake am I making here? First you cite a source to back up your claim that Ron Paul isn't leading in the polls, then you say straw
polls that Ron Paul does good in are invalid?
EXACTLY! (And Bravo! Star for you!)
What's the problem? I cited a source of a valid scientific poll--not a straw poll--that showed more accurately Paul's actual percentage at 9%. That's
my WHOLE POINT with why I keep doing this. The straw polls are invalid for a whole host of reasons. One of the major reasons is that Paul supporters
actively seek to spam the polls. Those voting also self-select. They are not random. They may not even be voters. In the Iowa poll Paul gave them
tickets so they could vote. (For the record, so did Bachman, who gave away more.)
I'll admit they have sort of a carnival or bake sale feel to them rather than a serious political event, but if the MSM is going to give other
candidates attention for winning strawpolls, I think they should treat Ron Paul the same way.
And he has been doing pretty good in lots of online polls, especially the one that followed the Iowa debate.
The MSM DID report on the Iowa straw poll that followed the debate. Paul came in second, and MSM said so. They did not ignore his placing there. The
reason people who put up polls, whether it is some lamestream media, the college republicans, or half a dozen bloggers a day, do not want to put Paul
on the list of choices is BECAUSE Paul supporters spam the polls in an organized fashion.
In other words, Paul supporters cheat, then get mad because others try to prevent them from cheating.
edit on 8/20/2011 by schuyler because: (no reason given)