Category Archives: POLLS

How Reliable Are Polls?

I have been quite critical of both opinion polls and of polling organizations such as Gallup. What’s wrong with polls? Nothing, if they are done properly. That is, if you have a sufficiently large sample that accurately represents whatever group … Continue reading

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I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT –

The Señora and I voted after the “going to work rush.” Since I know all the poll workers, it was natural enough to say hello and ask how things were going. I was told that they had a spectacular rush … Continue reading

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TANCREDO ENTERS "TURNOUT ZONE" VS ANTI

Tom Tancredo, running as an independent, is within one to five points of former Denver mayor John Hickenlooper. That is well within the zone where an enthusiastic Republican turnout, coupled with lackluster Democratic turnout, could put Tancredo in the Governors … Continue reading

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WIDESPREAD VOTING MACHINE IRREGULARITY: UPDATED

From Nevada, where voting machines seemingly insist on voting a straight Democratic ticket, to similar problems in the Carolinas, and every point in between early voting is taking place, there have been reports of voting machine problems. Check and double … Continue reading

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MARCHING BAND PRACTICE

Just getting ready for November second, with an appropriate chune: Follow, follow, all the way to the voting booth. Because failing to vote is a vote for the incumbent. Stranger As an addendum, both the accordion and the concertina were … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS IF GOOD PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE?

What happens if good people are turned off and do not vote? They get a government elected by the bad people who do vote. And they suffer the consequences. In 2008 Centrists and conservatives stayed home – and we got … Continue reading

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NEWSWEAK

I see Newsweek, formerly a Washington Post property before it was sold for a dollar, continues to provide questionable news coverage. According to the latest from the Kardon empire, Obama’s popularity has jumped to 54% of the electorate. Obviously, the … Continue reading

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EARLY VOTING IS ENABLED

But voter registration is wide open in many places, and the SEIU, as well as the still active local chapters of ACORN, are registering voters at a furious rate. So the elections are far from in the bag. Key leftist, … Continue reading

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WALL ST. JOURNAL, GOP LEAD WIDENS

The Wall Street Journal reports the Republican lead is widening and reports of a widening lead may lead to overconfidence. Right now, those of us who think the Republicans are in the lead should pick up the phone, start the … Continue reading

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DEVIL 30, DANIEL WEBSTER 46

The National Review has an interesting poll out that shows Neanderthal Democratic incumbent Alan Grayson running 16 points behind challenger Daniel Webster. There are a number of other equally favorable polls included. It is up to us to realize the … Continue reading

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