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Why the 2020 presidential
campaign polls are misleading

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Posted By: MissMolly, 2/14/2020 3:58:53 AM

One of the biggest mistakes that political analysts, especially those who spend a lot of time on Twitter, often make is they assume voters are as engaged in the process as they, or their audiences, are. The reality is that, largely due to media fragmentation, the “average” (more accurately, “median”) voter is even less educated in comparison to us news junkies, who have never had more information instantly available than what we can easily ­access today.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/14/2020 6:51:15 AM (No. 318051)
It's nice to see the curtain being pulled back on the innards of polling, it's distortions and general uselessness. The poll organizations, like the media, are an arm of the dem organization. The dems don't wasn't polls that expose their weaknesses. If they did such polls, they would know their best course would be to pack it in and wait until 2024 when Bernie, Liz, Joe, and Hillary are too old to run and Pete has gone back to play in his sandbox AND Trump is off the ballot. In 2020, they should just concede that Trump is Master of the Universe and call it a day.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/14/2020 6:54:35 AM (No. 318055)
If the median voter today is less educated, it has nothing to do with media fragmentation and everything to do with the fact their brains died years ago in the government school indoctrination system. Stupid people make good sheep.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/14/2020 8:30:04 AM (No. 318124)
DIMS Live and Die by Polls...too bad they are too stupid to know they are all rigged. The polls showing Hitlery would win in 2016 is a perfect example...they weren't even close and SHE LOST, BIG TIME!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 2/14/2020 8:36:14 AM (No. 318135)
Easy answer, because the polls can be manipulated in multiple ways to produce the results that the pollsters want. Even the pollsters can trick themselves or the people running by claiming the desired result, i.e. having Hillary winning in 2016 when Donald Trump clearly had the victory. I did not stay awake until 2 am on election night 2016 because I wanted to see Hillary give her slurred victory speech, I wanted to enjoy Donald Trump's win live and watch the talking heads on the alphabet networks crying their eyes out. My sleepy eyes at work the next day were soothed by the lamentations of a lot of liberal sad sacks around me.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 2/14/2020 11:24:19 AM (No. 318359)
A really rational and informed commentary, unlike most which are not informed and have no actual basis in fact that they launch from.
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