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  •  Do you believe their result last week was accurate (1+ / 0-)
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    Did any other poll corroborate it?  No.  It was a crap poll, period.  Yes, even the best firms have outliers, but this one was pretty extreme.  

    As for being the best in the business.   Zogby once was the best in the business, too.  Now he polls for soap companies.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.


    by LordMike on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 10:17:36 PM PDT

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    •  Pew isn't some cheesy little outfit (7+ / 0-)

      looking to make quick bucks swilling at the political trough and selling aftershave in between election years.  Much of the best social science of the past thirty years has involved the development and use of research and analysis techniques by the Pew Center.

      Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

      by ActivistGuy on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 10:23:23 PM PDT

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    •  Pew is generally a good poll, but it seems (0+ / 0-)

      sensitive toward enthusiasm in one direction or another.  When the enthusiasm is toward Obama, it is more so than in other polls, and now the enthusiasm toward Romney is greater than in other polls.

    •  I do (0+ / 0-)

      I believe that the poll they took at that particular point in time was accurate, or, at least done accurately and therefore within the true moe.  There's no reason to doubt Pew's work. It's just one data point, but you can't just reject it because you don't like it.  Gravis is a fraud.  Pew is not.

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