Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Originally posted by pianopraze
reply to post by hypervalentiodine
Maybe, but still 1000 people will never be a representative sample due to the low number in relation to the population.
Another problem with the poll is it is probably NOT just U.S. citizens voting in that poll which skews it also.
There are lots of problems, but there is absolutely no way 1000 can ever be consider scientific representation of the U.S. population.
Why would an American polling company doing a poll for an American election call non-US citizens???
You are really really reaching.
Look...it's not just ONE poll...it is multiple polls...conducted every few days...and they all show the EXACT SAME THING.
with this we can speak to who exactly is voting in these polls.
in the msnbc poll, after the debate, it was open to anyone who wished to participate. open to the public.
in these 'scientific' polls participants are chosen, based on a given criteria, which can lead to(i'm not saying that it does) manipulation of the
pool to slant the outcome in a particular way. it would be very easy to succumb to the pressure of the party and only promote a chosen few candidates
that the public is allowed to choose from. being open, the msnbc poll was able to cater to a wide pool of people, getting a real sense of what the
public at large is thinking.
200,000 participants is an impressive number. it's a small city and Ron Paul snatched almost two thirds of them. i do not believe that cheating, in
any way, had an impact on the outcome and assume so is a conspiracy unto itself, worth of it's own thread. Dr. Paul owned this poll. He owned the
Fox poll after their debate, a poll which also drew from a huge base of Americans.
The Party doesn't like Ron Paul. The People do.
i saw a comment(it might have been a thread) by a member a couple weeks back which, i think, speaks to the core of the issue with Dr. Paul and his
ability to get elected. (i wish i could remember their name so i could give them their cred.)
independents and democrats need to abandon their party or not-partisanship and register as a republican. Dr. Paul, but more importantly his ideas,
are very popular in America and as i've stated previously, cross the political spectrum. he could win the Presidency but can't get out of his own
party. if Americans who support Ron Paul all registered as Republicans and were able to vote in closed primaries and participate in these
'scientific' polls, i believe the political landscape in this country could change dramatically. and for the better.
i've understood where you were coming from throughout this thread but i encourage you to take a step back as see the political chess game for what it
edit on 10-9-2011 by slowisfast because: (no reason given)