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Fiddlesticks "Outliers"

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Dilbert (above) does cell phones and surveys.

Mike McDonald posts his final 2008 turnout rates based on official or certified votes for president (131.2 million adults or 61.6% of eligible adults - via AP, The Page ).

Gary Langer sees Iraq as the "prime agent" in the Bush's historic unpopularity.

Mark Mellman ponders what happened in Indiana

David HIll urges Republicans in Texas, and elsewhere, to say "howdy" to non-Republicans.

John Harwood talks to campaign pollsters and ponders Obama's rising approval amidst bad news.

Chris Bowers offers six reasons why Obama's popularity is "remarkable."

PPP's Tom Jensen has developed remarkable powers.

Carl Bialik digs into the meaning the "probability of precipitation."

and (overlooked a few weeks back), Gary Andres find support for means testing Medicare (in a survey sponsored by the Coalition to Advance Healthcare Reform)

 

Comments
kingsbridge77:

Dilbert's corny cartoon is illogical, because a pollster would make sure there is a representative sample of young people present in a landline poll. The simple fact that the poll is conducted among landline users does not imply that respondents are all.

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kingsbridge77:

One more thing: Why is Blumenthal perpetuating the myth against land-line only polls when Blumenthal himself found shortly after the elections in November that cell phone-only and landline only polls had not differed much?

Conventional wisdom reigns supreme even among those who are supposed to be our intellectual leaders.

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kingsbridge77:

Correction to my first comment: The last setence was truncated and should have read: "that respondents are all old".

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AySz88:

It's a joke. (Besides, you probably couldn't correct for age, because you wouldn't know what the ratios of ages should be among your population (landline owners without caller ID).)

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