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View Diary: 2008: 9/24 straw poll results (379 comments)

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    But that still means that this poll can't be compared to other polls.

    From what Kos said in the story he pulled the plug because Obama supporters take some time to find the straw poll. It could just as easily be said the Edwards supporters are just quicker to find the poll and vote.

    Let me just say that I don't think that Kos was trying to load the poll towards Edwards by doing this, but he made a choice to actually try to get better polling information and he was very upfront about what he did to try to accomplish this. But, as a direct consequence of this action to change the straw poll methods, he has made the straw poll inconsistent and made it so that you can't compare the current poll data with any of the previous polls because of the lack of consistency.

    As an example I can use myself. I have voted in many of the previous straw polls, but missed this one.

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