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Not much of a diary, I know, but I'm about to pass out from exhaustion.  Happy exhaustion!

But let it be known: Rasmussen polling is a fraud that exists to prop up Republican candidates.  Oh, sure, we all knew that... but the actual numbers prove it beyond doubt.

Nationally, Rasmussen polled at 49%-48%.  The actual result was (so far) 50%-49% Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll.

In Colorado, Rasmussen polled at 50%-47% for Romney. The actual result was 51%-47% for Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll.

In Florida, Rasmussen polled at 50%-48% for Romney. The actual result was 50%-49% for Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll.

In Iowa, Rasmussen polled at 49%-48% for Romney. The actual result was 52%-47% for Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll, doubled.

In New Hampshire, Rasmussen polled at 50%-48% for Romney. The actual result was 52%-47% for Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll.

In Ohio, Rasmussen polled at a 49%-49% tie.  The actual result was 50%-48% for Obama, a two-point swing.

In Virginia, Rasmussen polled at 50%-48% for Romney. The actual result was 50%-48% for Obama, the reverse of Rasmussen's poll.

In Wisconsin, Rasmussen polled at a 49%-49% tie.  The actual result was 52-47% for Obama, a six-point swing.

In other words, in all the races that mattered, Rasmussen got it egregiously wrong.  They didn't call a single battleground state right except for North Carolina, and even there it appears that they overestimated the margin of Romney's win.  

Rasmussen was consistently, egregiously biased in favor of the Republican nominee.  We have the proof.

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