Originally posted by eazyriderl_l
Well I just took a poll at my local mall and Beezer's avatar is very favored to win this presidential election.
Not by more than 20% because some dont like crying bunnies.
Polls mean absolutely nothing without knowing what the questions are and who you asked them to. Even knowing those two things don't make a poll mean anything.
You can get a 20% swing on a political poll just by the time of the day that you take the poll. If you take a poll between 10 AM and 2 PM it will have a Liberal bias. If you take the same poll from 4 PM and 8 PM it will have a Conservative bias. The reasoning behind this statement is simple. Conservatives tend to work jobs, who's hours are the traditional 9-5, Liberals tend towards having jobs that work non-traditional hours. Take into consideration a few other items like this and you can make a poll say pretty much what you want it to.
By the way, if you take your poll in Pennsylvania, all you have to do is to ask the questions in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and Obama will win every time. It tends to be a bit different on election day.
edit on 1-8-2012 by JIMC5499 because: typo