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There were a few mea culpas by Dean Chambers of Unskewed Polls in the wake of their humiliating "prediction record" on election night. See: Unskewed polls guy admits he was wrong

So, you'd think Mr. Chambers would either go away, or, try and reform his ways.

Fat chance.

Today, I decided to look myself at the website. Here are the top headlines:

"Was this election stolen by massive Democrat vote fraud?"
"We're riding that Long Black Train to economic oblivion" (Long Black Train is highlighted in Bold Black Letters - I'm not kidding!)
"A mandate for the food stamps president"

But, there's also a Post Election Survey. Take a look at the main question after the squiggle.

Unskewed Polls survey

Question 1: Please read these and decide which one you believe is closest to the truth of what happened on election day:
Scenario 1: The polls really were skewed, Romney did lead by at least two or three percent in the popular vote and was headed to victory in just about all the key swing states and would have won more than 300 electoral votes as predicted by Dick Morris, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Barone, many others including the election projection by two Univ. of Colorado professors that had predicted the last eight elections before 2012 correctly. But it was massive vote fraud (ACORN votes, electronic voting machines programmed to turn Romney votes into Obama votes, etc.) in the key swing states that won Obama all those states, swung the popular vote and won him the election that Romney should have won.
Scenario 2: The polls were fairly accurate and the race really was tied or close to that on election day, and Romney was headed to a very narrow win with 275 or 279 electoral votes and the popular vote being with in a few tenths of one percent. Targeted vote fraud in the key swing states only, was all that was needed to win for Obama those states and the election overall.
Scenario 3: The polls were right, there was no significant level of vote fraud if any at all, and Barack Obama was legitimately reelected because he legitimatley got enough voters out in enough states to win the 332 electoral votes he won.
-- So Chambers and Unskewed think that 2 of the 3 possible reasons/excuses Romney lost was because of FRAUD! And, yes ACORN rears it's ugly head again!

If you dare take the rest of the survey (mostly questions of who you voted for etc.) it's here: Unskewed Polls survey

Of course, even in public apologies, Chambers still blamed Rasmussen and the Right Wing Noise machine, so it's really not a surprise after all that he is doubling down and the skewing lives on.

edit: fixed Unskewed polls link. Thanks for the heads up.

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