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  •  So we skewed polls to depress GOP turnout? (8+ / 0-)

    is that today's claim?


    •  But I'm thinking... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...that the close race narrative should have increased turnout for both parties.  If you've had a bad night with a sick child, why go stand in line for an hour if you know your side is a sure thing.

      (Speaking as someone who votes at a small town polling place and had to wait in line for five minutes to get her ballot.)

      And the MSM was still saying it was a dead heat on Tuesday, weren't they?

      The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. --Mignon McLaughlin

      by WestWind on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 07:34:14 AM PST

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      •  The idea behind the argument advanced (0+ / 0-)

        is that the "good news polls" from the likes of PPP and Marist/Quinnipiac drove more voters to the polls, while the "good news polls" for the other side from the likes of Rasmussen, Gravis, Gallup had no effect the other way because GOP voters are always "reliable" voters anyway, rain or shine.   It is complete baloney.   We have reliable voters now, partly because they agree with the left's policies in many areas - social, fiscal, etc. and also thanks to the loons on the other side scaring many voters to death, and to dismiss them as unreliable is just more of the racist-tinged garbage they can't help themselves spewing.   "Black and brown people are generally lazy and unreliable, so to get them to get off their behinds to actually go out to vote can't be counted on.  The gays like the party until deep into the night and then the sleep all day long, so they don't come out to vote.   Blablabla."      Disgusting, but there it is.  The racist-homophobic delusional outlook on voting patters widely accepted with right-wing nutbags.  

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