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  •  The proof of this particular pudding (0+ / 0-)

    will display itself over the next week and a half.

    You could of course delve into the polling results of the Coakley/Brown race, the GOP Iowa primary or the one in South Carolina, the "surge" aspects of which have been widely remarked upon.

    "The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity." --W. B. Yeats

    by Pragmatus on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 08:38:10 PM PDT

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    •  yes and a really well thought out (17+ / 0-)

      diary with proof and links and great investigative reporting pointing out all the past naughty Rasmussen hijinks and evil doing is I guess below you and your kind. Perhaps you could even have gone dumpster diving like other past alarmist have done in search of any kind of proof. But I digress. Clearly you are just an alarmist with a drawer full of pearls and stock in fainting chairs trying to create hysteria and unneeded anxiety. Get you gone or come back with some proof!!!  

      "It is the difficulties that make us stronger."

      by Chamonix on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 08:55:34 PM PDT

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    •  You know, if you're going to make me (2+ / 0-)
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      click on your diary link, I'm going to want more than proof in pudding form.

      First off, Rasmussen has been an R-leaning outlier for yonks. What's new? I'm sure that when Rasmussen "surges," or "becomes tumescent," or whatever the metaphor is, this will be averaged into the unsurging other polls, and will in any case be viewed for what it is: Republican push-polling. (I'm sure that Wolf Blitzer is just credulous enough to buy into it, but fortunately, most of the commentariat has at least had a tentative grip on reality this election cycle.)

      In any case, it's one thing for Rasmussen to successfully push-poll during a Republican primary, where the vast majority of the mouth-breathers see Rasmussen as a legitimate poll. It's another to pull that one over on the broader electorate.

      I'm sure there are much more legitimate reasons for thinking the sky is falling than to cite an as-yet non-existent Rasmussen "surge."

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of non-thought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:23:42 AM PDT

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