At News Corpse, Mark reports that Fox News personalities are increasingly skeptical of measurements of voter intentions, deriding what they insist is biased polling, including Fox News polling that shows President Obama ahead. Who could have predicted Fox research would be so horribly unfair to conservative sensibilities?
I can see why Fox News pundits are pumping up the dismal Romney polling of late. They serve a conservative public by mulching the news and serving it in palatable form. For those not twisting themselves into painful contortions for a demanding audience, I don't really see the point. It's not as if polls determine votes rather than simply predict results. It's like arguing with your thermometer.
The Heathen Republican talks about how mainstream media skews their results against Republicans by oversampling Democrats. It occurs to me that an alternate theory might be that fewer folks each day want to call themselves Republicans. Heathen points us to a site that corrects for the results by everyone but Rasmussen, who relies on auto dialing machines. Did I mention that one of the leftward biased polls is by Fox News? Oh, yeah, I did, didn't I?
Still, I'll play along. Yeah, Mitt Romney is actually 7.8 percent ahead. And if the election was today, we'd all be surprised because 1) Governor Romney would win big and 2) the election would be six and a half weeks earlier than we all think it will be.
Dave Dubya posts a two sentence quote from the leader of what is left of the party of Lincoln, telling us what major event will follow an Obama victory.
Wisconsin Conservative James Wigderson quotes a respected poll and concludes that Republicans are not faring well in his state and elsewhere. He speculates that more conservative candidates would be doing better for the GOP. As a liberal Democrat, I recommend his point of view to my conservative friends. I also suggest James read The Heathen Republican and relax. All is well.
Remember Jennifer Granholm? The most boisterous, animated speaker at the Democratic Convention? As in "I'll have what she's having!" Tommy Christopher of Mediaite fame brings us the latest wrinkle of pre-debate spin. President Obama will definitely lose the first debate. Gasp.
Politico's Roger Simon suggests that Mitt Romney show his fun loving comedic side at the coming debates. YAFB at Rumproast considers the advice and contributes a few suggestions that will make Mitt a hit. For sure.
- Jack Jodell, friend of the working blogger at THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST, debunks Marxism, then wonders about the future of a capitalism that has been severely wounded by capitalists.
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