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  •  Ohio PPP poll is making me reach for the xanax (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, wishingwell

    A statistical dead heat?  In Ohio?  Are these people not paying attention?  They wouldn't have jobs if not for Obama.  And just a year ago this same bunch tried to steal their unions.  WHATHEFUCKISWRONGWITHYOUPEOPPLE?????

    OK thanks I needed to let off some steam.

    •  I'm going to make it simple (0+ / 0-)

      The President is Black, and Romney is White. Romney is killing it with the white folks,it's that simple.McCain was old, bald, and had an utter fool for a VP pick, and was still competitive until the financial crash. Things are different. I keep seeing Nate and Sam Wang predicting an Obama win and shaking my head saying how ill informed these two men are with regard to the sociology of American cultural behavior.

      •  Have you correctly predicted (4+ / 0-)
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        wishingwell, MichaelNY, TLS66, bythesea

        any of the three previous elections to within the margins they have?

        When they are wrong, we can get to discredit their methods. They lose relevance and money, and we relegate them to the dustbin.

        Here we are, getting persuaded by entertainment companies posing as news bureaus filled with journalists who won't call bullshit on people who come onto their programs--we are buying up what they are selling. That President Obama is in free-fall, or that the election is close, or that we should panic.

        Everyone takes one piece of information--a single poll--and acts absurd about it. When another poll from that company shows something good, fuck it. When a poll we know has been incorrect shows something bad, we fret. When they show something good, we fret. When someone shows Obama performing well in Virginia and Florida, we fret. Now it's not true because it's against what all the other polls say! But we'll believe that one fucking poll that goes against the others in the state we have a commanding lead in though!!

        If you are convinced this election is over because a bunch of fucks--who will make a shitload of money in ad revenue on election night if everyone tunes in on each side, clutching their assholes in fear the other guy is going to win--are telling you to, then that is fine.

        However, you don't get to discredit what Nate Silver and Sam Wang are doing. When they're wrong, then you can. Every other pollster has been way off in the woods about something. These guys have played it close to the margins. They get that respect until it's lost.

        "Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus"

        by Bedivere on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 02:48:09 AM PDT

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