Does anyone have faith in polling anymore? The polls are often contradictory,reflecting the way in which the questions are cast and the methodology used more than anything else.And ,quite frankly, pollsters can play too many people like a violin.I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the polls named Romney the winner only to be contradicted by actual events--- something similar to the Dewey/Truman contretemps.
People would be well advised to vote for whom they regard as the best candidate and to ignore the polls.
A lot of Republicans are lukewarm about Romney or tired of Romney's chronic Romnesia,so I think Obama will win by a respectable margin.
I just want to know why the polls are so afraid of Gary Johnson so as to not mention him.
Gary Johnson will be the 45th POTUS.
Fly - the polls seemed remarkably accurate this year.
Gawalkman - the good news is there's still a chance for Gary Johnson to be the 45th President of the United States.
Wanna go to Vegas with me? With your prediction so close to reality...I could use some luck at the tables.
305-233 was a very good guess one week ago. And to look at it today...it's amazingly close.
My hats off to Gary Johnson, he recorded the largest number of votes EVER for a Libertarian presidential candidate. This is even more amazing since the voter turnout was recessed. It did not hurt Romney's chances either.
You don't want me in Vegas. I can't count cards in blackjack and I'm not well-versed enough in poker odds to do you any good.
All I did was look at the polls (not one, but a number of them) and saw who was in the lead in each state. Florida was essentially a tossup and I thought Romney would pull it out in the end. He didn't, which essentially accounts for where I missed.
I never bought in to the whole "skewed polls" nonsense because to do so was to believe every pollster was willing to try to influence one election in exchange for being declared useless from here on out.