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View Diary: 'Likely voter' polling screens were skewed toward Romney (111 comments)

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  •  I thought that it was elections that (6+ / 0-)

    allow voters to express their preferences.
    As this diary shows, going by polling would not have accurately reflected what voters wanted.

    866-OUR-VOTE!!(866-687-8683) Lyndon Johnson: The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.

    by JoanMar on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:41:25 AM PST

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    •  It Would Have If They Had Stuck With RV Results (2+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, Aunt Pat

      instead of applying their LV screens.

      Polls let the politicians and the rest of us know what different regions, sexes, ethnicities are thinking/ feeling/planning.  They're an important social and political linkage that should inform different sectors about what needs to be done - or is about to be done.

      I'm pretty sure all the polls telling us that large majorities do not want SS, Medicare, or Medicaid cuts are accurately informing the political class that the nonsense being fed to them by economic elites will cost them at the polls are accurate.  In this sense, the polls give "voice" to what citizens want.  

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