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  •  how is Rasmussen polling ND (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    If you can't robocall.  He has put out his usual polling showing Berg way ahead in ND while the few other polls I have seen have Heidi ahead or dead even.

    •  He has disregarded the law before (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      in IN and ND although this year he has resorted to internet polls in IN. Not sure why the different methodology, maybe something about enforcement in the two states.

      •  BTW SUSA has also robopolled IN (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        in spite of the law, and I think PPP may have done it too in 08.

      •  Isn't Rasmussen well off? (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        If so, why wouldn't he just pay for to poll the legal way?

        "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

        by bjssp on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:18:04 AM PDT

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        •  Cheaper to pay the fine? (3+ / 0-)
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          I don't even know if he would be fined, as I said before I am not sure what the enforcement has been on these state laws in the past. It does appear that organizations that have disregarded the law in the past in IN are now abiding by it, but I don't know what might be different that is causing them to do that.

          Of course in many businesses the fines for violations are simply absorbed if enough profit can be generated from commiting the violation, so that may have been a consideration and still be a consideration.

          •  Good question. (1+ / 0-)
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            "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

            by bjssp on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:39:28 AM PDT

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          •  Flout laws and flout regulations. It's the manly (0+ / 0-)

            MO of the rethugs and corporate America.

            Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

            by judyms9 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:48:01 AM PDT

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        •  Guys, he uses live caller in these states, as do.. (3+ / 0-)
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          ...other pollsters, to introduce the poll or do the whole thing.

          Ras would use live caller to initiate and then switch to the robo, is what I've read.  This is legal.

          And PPP for North Dakota samples in their national poll does live caller exclusively, probably the same for Indiana.

          44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:31:23 AM PDT

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