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  •  We have some data on it though (4+ / 0-)

    From another diary on this drek I read the poll waiting switched from D+10 to R+5. It means they polled 15% MORE Republicans and "Surprise!" Romney did better. If that is true it is a very, very sloppy poll. But, it'll get people talking about Pew so "mission accomplished" I guess.

    If we got Mitt to be slightly less dishonest and gave him some personality he could pass as a used car salesman.

    by ontheleftcoast on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 02:08:29 PM PDT

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    •  Party Identification is not like skin color. (1+ / 0-)
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      You can "weight" a poll for race because we KNOW what the proper % of race in the population is. Party ID changes, constantly. I was reg. Indy for years but always voted Dem. My dad is indy now, always votes Rep. When polls call, people answer differently often depending on whom they're voting for.

      But don't take my word for it -- the Dkos/ PPP poll comes out tomorrow showing Romney leading. Did KOS deliberately oversample R's too?

      Denial can kill.

      I can't believe our election is being decided by people who can't tell the difference between republicans and democrats...that's like letting a dog choose what color to paint your house.

      by PBJ Diddy on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 02:32:13 PM PDT

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      •  oh give us a break... (0+ / 0-)

          PPP did all of it's polling last thursday & friday. PEW's poll has 39% R, 31%  DEM in a presidential election year when the last time that happened? Furthermore this poll has 75% of it's respondents from the Mid-West & South, it has a white/non-white participation rate of 83.4% to 16.6% that probably hasn't happened in like 25 years and lastly there are twice as many over 50 respondents versus every other age group.

           if Romney only has a 4 point lead with that sort of demographics and/or party breakdown come November Heaven help him.

    •  you're echoing the Repubs of last week (2+ / 0-)

      remember, just last week, they were claiming the polls were skewed? And we laughed at them?

      •  uhhh not quite (0+ / 0-)

         The GOP is howering about party affiliation the big thing about this poll is it being a totally outlier per white versus non-white turnout and the age demographics. One could probably throw in geographical issue too.

    •  That tells me that more people were not (2+ / 0-)
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      embarrassed to admit they were Republicans.

      Wait until Romney steps on his dick again. They'll crawl back under their rocks.

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