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(Rasmussen Reports)   Rasmussen Reports: We're sorry that our own polling data is showing that President Obama is winning. Starting Monday, we'll change our methodology to show that the race is really a tie   (rasmussenreports.com) divider line 11
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2012-09-28 11:28:53 AM  
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HotWingConspiracy: Seems like there's a huge market for simply inventing polls that certain demos want to see.

Don't even bother with the polling part, just make charts that tell them they're right.


That's the FOX/Rush/Rasmussen/American Thinker/AM hate radio/etc. business model.

1) Lie up an alternate reality to get the audience worked up. Hit all the buttons. Say anything.
2) Get them nice and outraged to keep tuning in to your outlet.
3) Reenforce and profit!

The people that consume this stuff aren't smart enough to realize what is happening, and it suddenly makes your news outlet relevant and you can sell advertising to repeat viewers. I would not be surprised if FOX secretly wants Obama to win so that they can continue, Obama being Bleh has really helped their viewership.
2012-09-28 11:26:05 AM  
2 votes:
Fox News has also made a huge push to discredit polling numbers over the last week. The more they can convince their base that Romney should be winning now, the easier it will be to delegitimize Obama's second term after he wins.
2012-09-28 11:17:37 AM  
2 votes:
Wow, this is just sad. They just admitted they will fudge the numbers on purpose to make the GOP look better.
2012-09-28 11:14:58 AM  
2 votes:
Or you could employ legitimate polling techiques among statistical representative data sets and ask legitimate questions.

hey just saying...
2012-09-28 12:18:14 PM  
1 votes:

moriarty23: Mager: Vodka Zombie: sprawl15: imontheinternet: [i2.kym-cdn.com image 500x512]

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That was always one of my favorite puzzles as a bartender, but I couldn't remember how it went. Thanks for posting this.

It's showing two different sets and trying to add them together. What the three men paid, and where the money is.

Where the money is lines up fine, $25 to the hotel, $2 to the clerk and $3 to the dudes.

What was paid also lines up fine, $9 from each guy, a total of $27.

Thank you for this, my ears were starting to smoke.


This cartoon is one of the best illustrations I've seen about how the power of suggestion can be used to deceive people. The cartoon suggests that after all the transactions are completed, you should account for the $30 that was initially paid. And many people, even smart people, will go nuts trying to do so. But without this suggestion, I think most reasonably smart people would immediately see that after all transactions are completed, you should be accounting for the final $27 that was paid. Then, of course, it's easy: $25 was kept by the innkeeper, and $2 by the clerk.
2012-09-28 12:03:13 PM  
1 votes:
I guess I have to take Rasmussen off the LOPCATGOPATA. I only added them this morning based of the Freepers freaking out.
2012-09-28 11:50:12 AM  
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe: DeltaPunch: Fox News has also made a huge push to discredit polling numbers over the last week. The more they can convince their base that Romney should be winning now, the easier it will be to delegitimize Obama's second term after he wins.

either that or they know they are going to steal it and this is just preconditioning the masses to accept it.


I find this conspiracy hard to believe.

They would need to rig Ohio, Florida, Colorado, and Virginia.

If Obama takes ANY of those (not even counting North Carolina, which is starting to trend back toward Obama), he wins.

They need to manage to rig Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, AND another swing state to pull it off. And even Pennsylvania's voter ID law isn't expect to flip PA.

Obama has too many paths to 270 for that level of vote rigging.
2012-09-28 11:30:27 AM  
1 votes:

crab66: spelletrader: There sure is!


That looks legit.


It's freeper troll math. Just read about their methods of "unskewing" and you'll know it is a load of crap.
2012-09-28 11:22:15 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Seems like there's a huge market for simply inventing polls that certain demos want to see.

Don't even bother with the polling part, just make charts that tell them they're right.


There sure is!
2012-09-28 11:16:23 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: Romney is supported by 86% of Republicans, while Obama gets the vote from 85% of Democrats. The GOP hopeful has a four-point edge among voters not affiliated with either major party.

I distinctly recall making a joke about this exact methodology about a week ago.
2012-09-28 11:11:42 AM  
1 votes:
Unlike most conservative propaganda outlets, they at least tell you they are lying.
 
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