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  VA: Hampton University: Clinton and Trump tied (search mode)
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Fmr President & Senator Polnut
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E: -2.71, S: -5.22

« on: July 16, 2016, 06:58:49 am »

I'm not bothering with any polls until a week or so after the Dem convention finishes.
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Fmr President & Senator Polnut
polnut
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Posts: 19,501
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Political Matrix
E: -2.71, S: -5.22

« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 11:18:06 pm »

Why is it an Atlas tradition to try to "unskew" every poll that has a Republican doing relatively well, but to mock anyone who questions a poll that has Democrats doing relatively well?  Of course there will always be outliers on both sides, but sometimes outliers can be the truth, especially in this day of "herding".

It's called the context. Unskewing came from assumptions the GOP had about the electorate, this is NOT unskewing, it's psephology. If the basic elements of the poll actually make no sense (as in based on history, not assuming there's a default electorate), then it's appropriate to question it. Considering dodgy models and methodologies are the elements helping Trump and the GOP right now, best not to get too snippy.
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Fmr President & Senator Polnut
polnut
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Posts: 19,501
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Political Matrix
E: -2.71, S: -5.22

« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 11:42:44 pm »

Is grammar and punctuation that big of a challenge for you too?
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