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Registered Voters prefer Kerry

by RB2D2 / August 2, 2004 7:27 AM PDT
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I knew this would happen, Rosalie!
by Paul C / August 2, 2004 10:42 AM PDT

Namely, that USA Today and CNN, by keeping the poll open beyond the normal Saturday - Sunday time frame, would attempt to cook the books - as I posted here:

I wrote yesterday: The story notes that the poll's been extended through tonight - maybe to further massage the results? You have to admit that this is really embarrassing for Kedwards, or CNN...or someone!

And damned, Rosalie, if it didn't happen exactly as I suspected - but of course, there's no such thing as left-wing establishment media bias, right?

In any event, Rosalie, using the link you provided, we can clearly see that there was no bounce whatsoever. In the poll of registered voters, in fact, Kedwards lost 1% from the 19 - 21 July number, and President Bush gained 3%.

The old saw about "lies, damned lies and statistics" has proven itself again to be very true when applied to the establishment press...

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Re: I knew this would happen, Rosalie!
by RB2D2 / August 2, 2004 12:12 PM PDT

"registered voters, in fact, Kedwards lost 1% from the 19 - 21 July number, and President Bush gained 3%."

Not really. I'm supposing you're talking about chart 3. Those that said they might change their mind about voting for Bush are more than those that said they might change their mind about voting for Kerry.

Kerry over all leads Bush.


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wrong, Bush is in the lead:)
by Glenda / August 2, 2004 12:24 PM PDT

However the polls mean jack, We will get the answer in November:(

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Didn't use your choice of words, but
by TONI H / August 2, 2004 10:01 PM PDT

Kerry in his interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN Sunday said that he and Edwards don't take much stock in polls and that they are insignicant to them.


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Speaking of colorful statements
by TONI H / August 2, 2004 10:08 PM PDT

I'm looking forward more to Kerry's statement when he concedes the election to Bush in November. If he's as colorful as some of his supporters it should go something like:

(Kerry grabbing crotch)....I got your voter confidence and my Purple Heart medical records right here. While his wife is shoving a reporter's microphone out of her face shouting "shove it".


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LOL! like you..........
by Glenda / August 3, 2004 2:49 AM PDT

I can't wait for that speech:) wonder how many here in SE will say Bush somehow stole this election too???

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Doesn't show that...
by Edward ODaniel / August 3, 2004 9:09 AM PDT

it shows pretty much a dead heat coming out of the convention (just like going into it) that actually favors Bush when there should have been a jump for Kerry/Edwards. Shows that even a slight jump for Bush after the Republican Convention will push Kerry/Edwards farther back. Doesn't even take into account Nader which is likely where the massaging came in.

Mostly it shows an appalling lack of voter interest in the elections and indicates that many haven't bothered registering to vote and likely won't.

Makes one wonder just how many who think they are registered to vote have bothered checking or if they plan to do as was done in Florida and a few other places (St. Louis for instance) and simply scream "disenfranchised" when they show up to vote to discover they are not registered in the precinct.

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(NT) (NT) Not this one...
by C1ay / August 3, 2004 10:07 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Nor this one...
by Cindi Haynes / August 4, 2004 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Not this one...
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