Political Polling Data You Can Use, By JB Williams
As all citizens should know by now, public opinion polls are very important political tools, which are otherwise of very little value to the world.
I quoted from a Rasmussen poll in my last column, Nevada Precinct Success Launches National Precinct Alliance. So did many others and in almost every case, each writer had a somewhat different take on the same set of poll results.
That’s because although all political reporters claim an absence of political bias or personal agenda, we all have both. Like my Louisiana film maker buddy Bob often points out - “polls are like salmon…they are always better when smoked!”
The other day, Rasmussen reported - “Running under the Tea Party brand may be better in congressional races than being a Republican.” People still caught up in 3rd party fantasies about putting both Democrats and Republicans out of business with their 4% of the vote and no viable 3rd party, stopped reading right there! They heard all they needed to hear...
Never mind that there is no political Tea Party banner for anyone to run under, or that 3rd parties have been tried more than 150 times in U.S. history without a single success story to tell. Some folks fed up with (Rs) and (Ds) are determined to pull a hat out of that rabbit anyway, and the opening line in the Rasmussen report gave them all they needed to make their case.
However, the next line in that report said - “In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Democrats attracting 36% of the vote. The Tea Party candidate picks up 23%, and Republicans finish third at 18%. Another 22% are undecided.”
For those without a calculator...
Leftists = 36% of voters (and) non-party voters = 23%
The moral to the story, leftists have a 13% voter advantage over all 3rd party voters combined, even if their candidates run under a fictional Tea Party banner, and that’s the best possible spin you can put on these numbers… if you have a calculator handy.
Still, 3rd party folks see no need to work with the 18% of Republican voters in order to gain a 41 – 36 advantage over hardcore Marxists, and this, they call a “strategy.” That makes these folks almost as nuts as the leftists who still think Barack Obama is the most popular president in U.S. history, despite the fact that today’s Rasmussen report says that only 29% of Americans “strongly approve” of Obozo - while 39% “strongly disapprove.”
Where I come from, 36 will beat 23, and 39 beats 29 every time. I’m just sayin’...
In case you’re interested in my ‘biased’ opinion of the other 22% of Rasmussen voters, if after ten months of Alinsky styled Marxist dictatorship, you find yourself left with no strong opinion on the subject, I must conclude that so-called “undecided” voters in the Rasmussen poll are completely clueless. Come election time, these folks will still be “undecided” – and they will stay home or break 50/50 at the polls as a result.
Career politicians and campaign war rooms can use polling data for whatever they choose.
But the American people had better start doing a little soul searching instead of poll reading or pundit watching. If you don’t think 36% will defeat 23% again, go ahead and try sending another 3rd party message to Washington DC.
On the other hand, if you have bounced your head off that wall enough already, you might try a tangible solution to the problem.
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