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(Washington Post)   Poll result indicates that Americans don't trust poll results   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 38
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2013-09-06 05:51:33 PM
Ah, but can I trust that poll result indicating that Americans don't trust poll results?
 
2013-09-06 05:53:23 PM
www.baltimoresun.com

Would you trust this pole?
 
2013-09-06 05:53:32 PM
This just shows that poll results are trusted.

/Study it out
 
2013-09-06 05:53:46 PM
I'm skeptical of this.

Was it unskewed in the statisicals first?
 
2013-09-06 05:57:09 PM
weird, a story about how polling is inaccurate after polls show a complete lack of support for intervention in syria
 
2013-09-06 06:03:26 PM
Public opinion polls faced heightened criticism throughout the 2012 presidential election, but final pre-election polls proved quite accurate in the end, according to a report by the National Council on Public Polls.

Maybe if you guys - the media, collectively - did your farking jobs instead of resorting to mealy-mouthed bullshiat like the sentence above you wouldn't see this lack of trust. Polls didn't face "heightened criticism", there was an aggressive, far-right political tendency aligned with the Republicans that was railing against polls because they were "skewed" and insufficiently studied-out. Those people were wrong wrong wrong farking wrong and stupid. "Faced heightened criticism," my ass.
 
2013-09-06 06:14:21 PM

Brick-House: [www.baltimoresun.com image 669x364]

Would you trust this pole?


MotherFUUUUUUUU

You utter, utter bastard! I was just about to go to bed, now i have to stay awake in fear of nightmares.
 
2013-09-06 06:15:04 PM
Well, obviously you can't trust them until they've been properly unskewed.
 
2013-09-06 06:26:55 PM
No they don't.
 
2013-09-06 06:32:07 PM
64% of all people know that.
 
2013-09-06 06:34:00 PM

Smoking GNU: Brick-House: [www.baltimoresun.com image 669x364]

Would you trust this pole?

MotherFUUUUUUUU

You utter, utter bastard! I was just about to go to bed, now i have to stay awake in fear of nightmares.


What are you, 80?
 
2013-09-06 06:35:47 PM
I don't think I trust this poll.


Lord_Baull: 64% of all people know that.


52% aren't sure.
 
2013-09-06 06:38:56 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-06 06:45:00 PM

Lord_Baull: Smoking GNU: Brick-House: [www.baltimoresun.com image 669x364]

Would you trust this pole?

MotherFUUUUUUUU

You utter, utter bastard! I was just about to go to bed, now i have to stay awake in fear of nightmares.

What are you, 80?


It's almost 1 AM here, genius
 
2013-09-06 06:58:54 PM
I'm actually impressed with how accurate polls often are. I say this because I have never given a truthful answer to any poll or survey in my life. I guess I'm a statistical outlier.
 
2013-09-06 07:06:28 PM
tecnologia.starmedia.com
 
2013-09-06 07:22:36 PM
538 - 100%
 
2013-09-06 08:06:35 PM
Radmussen Reports = Largest automated voice calling firm = shiat

I'm OK that someone points this out.
 
2013-09-06 08:19:29 PM
So if you really break it down, the point of an election is to appoint a leader and convince all the regular folk that the choice is legitimate.

After the election each citizen asks: "Do I believe the person declared the winner is the person who actually won, or, shenanigans?"

Us sorry folks which make up the electorate have two categories of information when deciding to believe the results of an election:
1.  What the media says in the form of polling or event coverage or whatever.
2.  Knowledge of support expressed by people around us.  Friends and yard signs and maybe how many people you saw at a rally.  Which is usually limited to under a couple hundred and prone to bias.

So polls come out before the election, and a media person announces them.  People use those reports to form their opinion about who is going to win (do not confuse with who they want to win). If the poll is different from what the people you know say then so what, you don't know bunk, that's only a few hundred when compared to millions. Then the media person announces the winner of the election and people accept that it is legitimate... based on previous information also provided by a distant source.

We don't even need to bother with the election.
 
2013-09-06 08:45:14 PM

Larofeticus: So if you really break it down, the point of an election is to appoint a leader and convince all the regular folk that the choice is legitimate.

After the election each citizen asks: "Do I believe the person declared the winner is the person who actually won, or, shenanigans?"

Us sorry folks which make up the electorate have two categories of information when deciding to believe the results of an election:
1.  What the media says in the form of polling or event coverage or whatever.
2.  Knowledge of support expressed by people around us.  Friends and yard signs and maybe how many people you saw at a rally.  Which is usually limited to under a couple hundred and prone to bias.

So polls come out before the election, and a media person announces them.  People use those reports to form their opinion about who is going to win (do not confuse with who they want to win). If the poll is different from what the people you know say then so what, you don't know bunk, that's only a few hundred when compared to millions. Then the media person announces the winner of the election and people accept that it is legitimate... based on previous information also provided by a distant source.

We don't even need to bother with the election.


That's why most of us are now being required by Republicans to poke our dicks into a cup of purple dye until it turns color. Then they demand a show of voters. Of course if you had a black dick before you voted, you won't have have one after the cup, so your vote won't count. Same as ever.
 
2013-09-06 08:56:55 PM
I want to see a poll involving the percentage of Americans who have a basic understanding of statistics.
 
2013-09-06 09:28:35 PM
i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-06 09:35:37 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Public opinion polls faced heightened criticism throughout the 2012 presidential election, but final pre-election polls proved quite accurate in the end, according to a report by the National Council on Public Polls.

Maybe if you guys - the media, collectively - did your farking jobs instead of resorting to mealy-mouthed bullshiat like the sentence above you wouldn't see this lack of trust. Polls didn't face "heightened criticism", there was an aggressive, far-right political tendency aligned with the Republicans that was railing against polls because they were "skewed" and insufficiently studied-out. Those people were wrong wrong wrong farking wrong and stupid. "Faced heightened criticism," my ass.


You see, the polls predicted the outcome almost perfectly, and we all know it's impossible, so that's definitive proof of voter fraud.

Study it out.
 
2013-09-06 11:00:10 PM

Stile4aly: 538 - 100%


this
close the books
 
2013-09-06 11:00:47 PM

GBmanNC: I want to see a poll involving the percentage of Americans who have a basic understanding of statistics.


and this
 
2013-09-06 11:02:14 PM

Arkanaut: A Dark Evil Omen: Public opinion polls faced heightened criticism throughout the 2012 presidential election, but final pre-election polls proved quite accurate in the end, according to a report by the National Council on Public Polls.

Maybe if you guys - the media, collectively - did your farking jobs instead of resorting to mealy-mouthed bullshiat like the sentence above you wouldn't see this lack of trust. Polls didn't face "heightened criticism", there was an aggressive, far-right political tendency aligned with the Republicans that was railing against polls because they were "skewed" and insufficiently studied-out. Those people were wrong wrong wrong farking wrong and stupid. "Faced heightened criticism," my ass.

You see, the polls predicted the outcome almost perfectly, and we all know it's impossible, so that's definitive proof of voter fraud.

Study it out.


lolololol
 
2013-09-06 11:42:14 PM

Serious Black: Ah, but can I trust that poll result indicating that Americans don't trust poll results?


Never trust a Republican when stats are on the line.

/You have a dizzying intellect
 
2013-09-07 01:13:31 AM
I don't trust polls.  Pollsters are underpaid, and very often, if the respondent hangs up in the middle of the poll, pollsters make up answers for the rest of the poll, because they have to meet an hourly quota of completed polls.

/Former pollster.
//Many of my former co-workers qualified for Federal benefits.
///I've seen ads for other polling jobs that read, "Food-stamp recipients welcome!"
////Sorry for calling you at dinnertime!
 
2013-09-07 02:10:27 AM
rasmussen

Shall I be the first one to say it?
 
2013-09-07 02:39:30 AM
There's a reason we don't trust polls.

It's called Rasmussen.
 
2013-09-07 05:25:16 AM

Brick-House: [www.baltimoresun.com image 669x364]

Would you trust this pole?


If she actually knew what she was doing, there's no way she could be that fat.
 
2013-09-07 07:35:57 AM

Brick-House: Would you trust this pole?


If it managed to support that thing without buckling, then yes I would trust that pole.
 
2013-09-07 07:42:46 AM
Hey, I'm a member of Harris Polls ... so I know for a fact that people give opinions on stuff they are completely under-informed about   :D
 
2013-09-07 10:28:45 AM

QuesoDelicioso: Well, obviously you can't trust them until they've been properly unskewed.


yup, polls here are all skewed up.
 
2013-09-07 12:54:22 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Public opinion polls faced heightened criticism throughout the 2012 presidential election, but final pre-election polls proved quite accurate in the end, according to a report by the National Council on Public Polls.

Maybe if you guys - the media, collectively - did your farking jobs instead of resorting to mealy-mouthed bullshiat like the sentence above you wouldn't see this lack of trust. Polls didn't face "heightened criticism", there was an aggressive, far-right political tendency aligned with the Republicans that was railing against polls because they were "skewed" and insufficiently studied-out. Those people were wrong wrong wrong farking wrong and stupid. "Faced heightened criticism," my ass.


Well, you see, both sides are bad, so the media has to remain neutral on what it the truth and what isn't.
 
2013-09-07 03:11:13 PM
I came for butthurt Karl Rove, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-09-07 11:46:17 PM
Yes, polls are total BS, right?

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-09-07 11:56:26 PM

blue_2501: Yes, polls are total BS, right?

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 800x676]


You should include the ones that happened to be utterly incorrect too.
 
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