Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:26 pm

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_ ... cking_poll

The president has gone into the "red" so to speak for the first time.
Perhaps some Obamanistas can post some current polls showing significantly different results.
The opinion of the people is just opinion. What should be less a matter of opinion is the methods used to survey them.

Id like to make this thread about how much the various surveys can come up with different results.
My guess is that we will see that even though they all claim to be scientifically valid and use randomization and significant sample sizes - they all manage to come up with numbers that lean a bit more toward their own ideology or opinions. Some times a huge swing but almost always some swing from the avereage toward "thier side".

The Brown Coakley race is an example. We saw the left leaning outlets (Globe etc) and Caokelys own internal polls showing Coakley's numbers consistently higher than the right leaning outlets.

Hopefully some left leaning members will post some examples of right leaning poll sources showing numbers that turned out to be wrong via a slant to the right for "their candidate".

BTW - what was the paper that actually posted/printed a Coakley Victory on election night ?
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:35 pm

IMO i believe most other polls are favored more for democrats, meaning they poll more democrats then republicans. Rasmussen is by far the most accurate polling you will find.
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:39 pm

Poles are just opinions much as this forum, there are more varences than constants. Some are more accurate than others I don`t put too much stock in then either way. I do believe that there were quite a few Pres. that had worse poll #s than his.
Do some homework if you like & see which were worse after one year, it might surprise you.
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:47 pm

I wouldn't trust a poll unless I can see the questions that were asked.

Rasmussen published their questions once during the primary. In a poll about which candidate a person preferred, they asked THREE questions about Don Imus and the "nappy headed ho" incident BEFORE they asked ONE about Ron Paul.

Any chance that skewed the results?
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: brckwlt On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:54 pm

jpete wrote:I wouldn't trust a poll unless I can see the questions that were asked.

Rasmussen published their questions once during the primary. In a poll about which candidate a person preferred, they asked THREE questions about Don Imus and the "nappy headed ho" incident BEFORE they asked ONE about Ron Paul.

Any chance that skewed the results?



probably not
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:23 pm

smokeyCityTeacher wrote:My guess is that we will see that even though they all claim to be scientifically valid and use randomization and significant sample sizes - they all manage to come up with numbers that lean a bit more toward their own ideology or opinions. Some times a huge swing but almost always some swing from the avereage toward "thier side".



That's why starting a political poll here is pointless. Poll results: "90% of Nepa Crossroads members agree most Democrat policies suck." :lol:
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:45 pm

Richard S. wrote:
smokeyCityTeacher wrote:My guess is that we will see that even though they all claim to be scientifically valid and use randomization and significant sample sizes - they all manage to come up with numbers that lean a bit more toward their own ideology or opinions. Some times a huge swing but almost always some swing from the avereage toward "thier side".



That's why starting a political poll here is pointless. Poll results: "90% of Nepa Crossroads members agree most Democrat policies suck." :lol:
We still have work to do on the last 10%. :P
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:51 pm

We have work on our end to get the 90% heading somewhere in the middle.
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:29 pm

brckwlt wrote:
jpete wrote:I wouldn't trust a poll unless I can see the questions that were asked.

Rasmussen published their questions once during the primary. In a poll about which candidate a person preferred, they asked THREE questions about Don Imus and the "nappy headed ho" incident BEFORE they asked ONE about Ron Paul.

Any chance that skewed the results?



probably not


No chance people answered the first couple questions about BHO and McCain and got frustrated after the third page and hung up?

It's not like this was a 10 question poll. It was about 6 pages.
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:31 pm

The only poll that matters in on election day. This year I think alot of dems and probably some rep are going to get the "pole."
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Re: Latest Rasmussen presidential approval poll

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:52 pm

samhill wrote:We have work on our end to get the 90% heading somewhere in the middle.



Now wasn't that civil and inclusive ? - we all see that we need each other.

Kumbaya
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