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2012-10-02 09:43:43 AM  
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There is no sadder sight than to watch the squalling, moist death throes of a god. To see that thing that they once revered, prostate, helpless, unable to raise its head, each shuddering thrust of its legs only enough to grind its shoulders forwards against the gravelled floor of its former temple. So proud, so powerful, so real and true, it stood above them, and its breath was proud and easy, then. Proclamations so eternal as to echo through kings' ears and from their mouths, now nothing but a flopping, helpless, barely-cogniscant thing. Let it lay there, oh ye wanderers, let it lay, ye who discover its hallowed places, and give it the dignity of its end. Watch from the temple steps as the last drops of its blood slither from its suppurating rends, and watch the last of its ever-mythic trickling down.
2012-10-02 10:30:54 AM  
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coeyagi: BSABSVR: eraser8: Rasmussen is actually very accurate...in the final few days before an election. They need to be to maintain the fiction that they're a reputable firm.

But, in the months and months preceding an election? Not so much.

Yep. It's so people can post statements like randomjsa did right above you.

It's literally bait and switch, and for some reason republicans defend the hell out it, even though its playing them for suckers.

It's allowing the derpers to not lose hope is what it's doing. They were already suckers the minute they thought tax breaks as far as the eye can see were the path to their salvation.

Holographic Romney - Help me, Scott Rasmussen, you're my only hope.

No, there is another: www.unskewedpolls.com

The tard is strong with them.
2012-10-02 09:59:41 AM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: Let's take a look at Rasmussen track record for presidential elections in 2008

Rasmussen Reports 11/1 - 11/3 3000 LV 2.0 52 46 Obama +6
Rasmussen Reports 10/24 - 10/26 3000 LV 2.0 51 46 Obama +5
Rasmussen Reports 10/16 - 10/18 3000 LV 2.0 51 45 Obama +6

So what were the election results?


Obama 53 - McCain 46

Assessment following last National election:

"The 105 polls released in Senate and gubernatorial races by Rasmussen Reports and its subsidiary, Pulse Opinion Research, missed the final margin between the candidates by 5.8 points, a considerably higher figure than that achieved by most other pollsters. Some 13 of its polls missed by 10 or more points, including one in the Hawaii Senate race that missed the final margin between the candidates by 40 points, the largest error ever recorded in a general election in FiveThirtyEight's database, which includes all polls conducted since 1998.

Moreover, Rasmussen's polls were quite biased, overestimating the standing of the Republican candidate by almost 4 points on average. In just 12 cases, Rasmussen's polls overestimated the margin for the Democrat by 3 or more points. But it did so for the Republican candidate in 55 cases - that is, in more than half of the polls that it issued.
~Nate Silver

Full article. Interesting reading.
2012-10-02 09:44:24 AM  
1 vote:
Do people forget 2000? Rasmussen Reports - which was called "Portrait Of America" back then - predicted Bush would beat Gore by 8 percentage points in their final tracking poll. In fact, Gore beat Bush by 1% (but lost the electoral vote). Rasmussen promised to look into his methodology and report back on why his poll was so, so wrong. His actual response was to shut down "Portrait of America", re-open it as "Rasmussen Reports", and hope that everyone would forget this embarrassment.

Rasmussen has never been particularly accurate. I swear his results can easily be replicated by averaging all the other polls and adding 2% to the Republican.
2012-10-02 09:36:43 AM  
1 vote:
Compare CNN to Rasmussen, which sells access to its polls and reports results every day.

In order to get a niche in a market that is reporting the same accurate data, it is advantageous to skew results in order to sell your product to a specific consumer. In Rasmussen's case it is conservatives. They are a business so to them the accuracy of their polls matters less than the marketability.
2012-10-02 09:31:27 AM  
1 vote:
Rasmussen's business is to make money.
2012-10-02 09:25:18 AM  
1 vote:
Rasmussen Rasputin Polling - Because our lies are seductive and tough to kill.
2012-10-02 09:23:03 AM  
1 vote:

SmackLT: "...that somehow fail to match the results of every other reputable polling firm out there and consistently skew around 4% higher for republicans"

Certainly at least a 2% skew towards the GOP. They have announced an even more favourable methodology for the GOP last week so it may now be closer to the 4% as you suggest.
2012-10-02 09:21:54 AM  
1 vote:
Two? TWO?

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2012-10-02 09:13:29 AM  
1 vote:
You were close, subby.

"Rasmussen's business is polling America and reporting accurate results"

"Rasmussen's business is polling America and report inaccurate results"
2012-10-02 07:59:41 AM  
1 vote:
"...that somehow fail to match the results of every other reputable polling firm out there and consistently skew around 4% higher for republicans"
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