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  •  There is no point. (0+ / 0-)

    Who cares if Rasmussen has a known bias?  Why keep putting up big headlines about it over and over again?

    In this case, Rasmussen was saying Democrats headed for big defeat in Congress. Others said no that they looked to be holding majority.

    Now all the other polls agree with Rasmussen's original numbers showing Democrats losing Congress and Rasmussen shows bigger margin of loss.

    Seems like Rasmussen was right previously in predicting the trend.

    It would be better to go by Rasmussen's numbers and assume a harder task than to go easy and lose by the numbers Rasmussen predicts.

    •  nobody is going easy on anything (3+ / 0-)

      You're making a lot of bizarre assumptions here. Most people here are regular volunteers and donors, and as far as I can tell, House Democrats don't need anonymous internet commenter encouragement to get terrified about their reelection prospects.

      And, of course, anyone with any experience with activist psychology will tell you that making things seem harder than they are tends to discourage people, not encourage them.

      Your frantic scolding is just silly.

      We're perfectly capable of discussing Rasmussen's history of dubious methodology and recognizing that we have an uphill fight in 2010.

    •  Billy, don't be a hero- (0+ / 0-)

         "Billy, don't be a hero! Don't be a fool with your life!
         "Billy, don't be a hero! Come back and make me your wife!
         "And as he started to go, she said, 'Billy, keep your head low!'
         "Billy, don't be a hero! Come back to me!"

      Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted. -Carl Sagan

      by RF on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 10:27:54 AM PDT

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