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    I happened across a headline that said Obama 46% and McCain 44%. Next to it was 873 democrats in the survey and 650 republicans. By doing simple math here and assuming most people will vote party lines, why do they not equal the numbers out? It seems these numbers will be moving one direction naturally just from the people involved. This is like saying there are 2% more Raiders fans than Cowboys fans but asking 873 people in Oakland and 650 in Dallas for the survey. Am I looking a this properly??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtis500 View Post
    I happened across a headline that said Obama 46% and McCain 44%. Next to it was 873 democrats in the survey and 650 republicans. By doing simple math here and assuming most people will vote party lines, why do they not equal the numbers out? It seems these numbers will be moving one direction naturally just from the people involved. This is like saying there are 2% more Raiders fans than Cowboys fans but asking 873 people in Oakland and 650 in Dallas for the survey. Am I looking a this properly??
    I would say that is a great analogy............
    I know that I am voting McCain and I work from home and they could call me anytime and they don't to ask me who I am voting for.

    Who do they call...........


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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtis500 View Post
    I happened across a headline that said Obama 46% and McCain 44%. Next to it was 873 democrats in the survey and 650 republicans. By doing simple math here and assuming most people will vote party lines, why do they not equal the numbers out? It seems these numbers will be moving one direction naturally just from the people involved. This is like saying there are 2% more Raiders fans than Cowboys fans but asking 873 people in Oakland and 650 in Dallas for the survey. Am I looking a this properly??

    yes you are and that's why you can't believe what the poll results are. It's just another way for the mainstream media to try to dishearten people from going out to vote.

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    I see that method has shot them in the foot before with kerry. My fingers are crossed.

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    I've said it before, polls are bs.

    That is why we have elections and don't elect people based on polls.

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    It would only be important if the percentage of democrats vs. republicans was indicative of the overall population. If, as the poll is reflecting, 57.3% of the general population is Democrat, the poll is accurate.

    Unfortunately, it seems the media and most "polls" are 80% driven by Democrats. Maybe it is because the Republicans are too busy running companies or working to provide for the handouts of the Democrats participating in polls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtis500 View Post
    I happened across a headline that said Obama 46% and McCain 44%. Next to it was 873 democrats in the survey and 650 republicans. By doing simple math here and assuming most people will vote party lines, why do they not equal the numbers out? It seems these numbers will be moving one direction naturally just from the people involved. This is like saying there are 2% more Raiders fans than Cowboys fans but asking 873 people in Oakland and 650 in Dallas for the survey. Am I looking a this properly??
    the best explaination i've read or seen on tv bout that issue is that mccain's supporters are at work instead of taking polls

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    there's 223 more democrats than repubs, so some of those demo's had to be voting repub in that poll

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    Simple, the drive by media wants OBAMA to win. All of these polls are like this except for the Zogby Polls. It's the SUPER SPIN ZONE!

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