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View Diary: Republicans lose the fight to keep their Nader, Gary Johnson, off the ballot (305 comments)

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  •  the fact that the polling outfits ignore him (3+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, Sychotic1, Losty

    in their published results in states where he will garner at least .. say.. 2 percent really damages the pollsters' credibility and objectivity...

    Since including him means net votes taken from Romney, there is only one conclusion that can be drawn when "objective" pollsters omit the findings or choose not to poll in a way that would gauge his support accurately..

    shame on them.

    •  Define "accurately." (0+ / 0-)

      There's some data out there suggesting naming third party candidates in presidential polling is a bad idea, because it tends to artificially inflate their vote count. Offering an "other" choice up front probably gauges Johnson support more accurately than naming him, Goode, Stein, the communists, the socialists, the natural law party, and whatever other fringe freaks are running by name would.

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