Polls not accurate

@newtondak (3950)
United States
October 28, 2008 7:32am CST
This recent article indicates that the majority of the polls being quoted by the media are not accurate in reflecting the standing in the Presidential election: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/27/radio-interview-obama-laments-lack-supreme-court-ruling-redistributing-wealth/ I urge everyone to ignore the polls and to vote your conscience - vote for the person that you know is qualified to lead our country and do not let the polls influence you.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Ah ha, something that we agree upon. lol I hate polls for politics. I mean have you listened to the Republicans? Everytime I hear one they talk like McCain is out. Why are they doing that? Is it so all the people voting for Obama will do the whole Gore/Bush thing again? lol I hear the polls but think they are very inaccurate, they are sort of like statistics one must know who was asked. Say like for the national poll of who is for Obama and who is for McCain, if they poll more urban areas Obama's in the lead, if they poll more suburban areas McCain is.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I must also point out that in a great number of elections, the candidate that received the popular vote did not win.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
28 Oct 08
LOL MSV I maybe liberal but I'm not one of the ones that "blindly follow". I actually did read up on Obama before I supported him. lol newton 4 times out of how every many elections that has happened. I'm not saying you are wrong because it happening once is too many.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Thanks for the best response.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I think we need to look passed the polls and do our research. Then vote on election day and not before. Polls aren't the answer to the election; getting out and voting for the best candidate is. People tend to say one thing and do another. Some even change their mind once they are in the voting booth.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I totally agree, and I firmly believe in waiting until Election Day to vote - I want all the cards on the table - or at least as many as possible - before I make my final decision.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Oct 08
What a surprise newtondak! There are so many polls floating around that I am amazed that anyone can make any sense of it at all anyway! The media is just as politically biased as the best of them, so I could not agree with you more that people should do their homework and vote with their consciences rather than take any serious notice of all this media hooey.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Oct 08
You are so right. The only thing polls are good for are a tool for candidates but as Barak Obama said, polls really do not show the truth and any candidate who thinks that they are ahead via the polls, and sits back on their laurels is doomed to lose. Look at Al Gore. He was way ahead. Of course, who knows if Bush's brother were not Governor or if they actually counted right, what would have happened. If they stopped all polls, I bet we would have better campaigns. I never go by the polls. Why would I vote for someone because I feel they are leading or trailing? I have already decided who gets my vote and never go by what they said in polls. Polls are only as good as who answers them. If you put out a poll in an area of 10,000 people and only 5,000 answer the poll, what good is it? Pollsters are not supposed to call any cell phones, and that leaves out a majority of the population. Very good post!!
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It's FOX's wishful thinking, and obviously not grounded in reality, but I'm all for its unintended effect. So yes, ignore the polls, especially Democrats. Act like you're 5 points behind in every state. Make sure you're sprinting across the finish line.