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    I've watched Gallup all along and they are actually quite good.

    That particular polling was done to help Republicans, though.  Unadjusted weekend pollings get Republicans 110% or 115% of ratings they get on workdays- it works quite nicely for Rasmussen.  However, workday numbers are the accurate samples.

    So the 46% number was technically correct and as well done as the other pollings- and nonetheless perfectly in accord with the electorate and numbers that Pew got as 40% and Fox/Opinion Dynamics got as 41% on workdays.

    It's technically legitimate but politically marginally ethical to play this little trick.  I mean, the sorry thing about the Republican situation is that this 10% or 15% uptick carries such weight to their morale.

    Renewal, not mere Reform.

    by killjoy on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:15:52 PM PDT

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