There are lies, damn lies, statistics and then polls. In fourth Grade at BI we took a silent poll for a class monitor. All of them were blank. So, the teacher, Ms. Cohen, appointed a reticent female. She was cruelly ostracized up thru Junior High.
God (Karl Rove) works in mysterious ways. He attempts to ruin BHO, but is successful in devising ways to harm children.
I have never been a big fan of polls. When I see polls used I think about the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman"
Are they lies? ehh depends on who was polled doesn't it? That is the thing about polls they can and are manipulated with data sets and questions.
Now does the affordable care act make health insurance something every American can access? Almost yes. But let me ask you this about the affordable care act..
Is there a difference in health care and health insurance?
Do we the people need health care or do we need health insurance?
"Dewey Defeats Truman" was NOT a poll. It was a headline in a newspaper which inaccurately predicted the results of a presidential election. That prediction was not based on a poll in the sense of the polls I discuss in my blogs. That prediction was based on post-election canvassing of voters after they came out of the voting booth.
The "lies, damn lies, statistics and they polls" comment is just Jimmy's attempt to spin away the bad news today's polls provide for his party and its leaders. Recognize it for that, and drive on.
I hate to tell ya poll-meister but:
"canvassing of voters after they came out of the voting booth" IS a poll.
Yeah, we are being shot at right now with all this whining and crying, but we will survive and be stronger for having endured it.
We are not going away...no matter how many polls see press.
Repeat: Dewey Defeats Truman was not a poll. It was a headline. And the canvassing upon which it was based occurred 68 years ago in times of stubby pencil and personal election-site interviews. That's apples-and-oranges when compared to today's means and methods.
And nobody is asking you to "go away." I'd much prefer you STAY and share what this November will bring.
The way humans 'count' have evolved thru time. Whether its done with moving beads on a string, scratching diagonally thru 4 vertical lines, using a stubby pencil, phone calls, computers...it still is counting\polling and maybe I need correction here being I am a mentally slow southerner of ill repute, but to my mind canvassing is polling and polling is counting, no matter the method utilized.
And, no worries, my Center-Right wordsmith friend, I don't PLAN on going anywhere. I must admit tho, that I DO detect a hint of possible pleasure, anticipated on your part, regarding my reaction to what November may bring. No?
You, my friend, should know better than anyone here, that no matter what happens, even if it is of a TITANIC sinking nature regarding my political posture, that I WILL be one of those in the life boat.
And, I will not be unarmed. Wet...MAYBE...but still packing heat. And, (another and) perhaps a little pi$$ed, angry, and looking for trouble. From ANYBODY.