The Zero Value of a 2020 Predsential Poll

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    • #11704
      Snort McDork
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      <p class=”indent”>After every presidential election, we hear weeping and wailing and much gnashing of teeth about the disservice that “horse-race” reporting does to the political process. Tell me, then, what possible actual news value there is in a poll taken over a year before a freak nominating mechanism that should be sent down the Mississippi on a raft anyway? (If you have enough death left, kill the Iowa caucuses with it, too.) Let CNN attempt to explain. First, its own poll:</p>

      Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to top the list when the potential Democratic electorate is asked who they’d be most likely to support for the nomination, with 30% saying they would back him. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lands in second with 14%. Support for each is about the same as in October. O’Rourke lands in third with 9%, up 5 points since October. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker follows at 5%. California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren have each dropped 5 points since October and are now below 5% support.

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    • #11718
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Those are the same percentages I saw in a poll of “top Democrats and party members,” or something like that. What constitutes a “top Democrat?” It’s neither thee nor me, I’m pretty sure about that.

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    • #11723
      NV Wino
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      Potential Democratic electorate = DNC.

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    • #11750
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      Shocker!  Our hand -picked and compensated land line Pollees continue to do exactly

      what we tell “em!


      Quelle Surprise!

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

    • #11822
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      In 2012 I was “a Democratic leader” polled on a number of superficial “hot button” questions.  (one of the poll questions was “are you donating: $x, $y, $z – I don’t remember the amounts)

      I Demexited in 1997. They apparently thought “Democratic leader” was spelled “registered Green”.

    • #11824
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      It’s fake. Clearly, it is fake. CNN, what more needs to be said?

      CNN, like the rest, has an agenda. That agenda is to preserve corporate control of the Democratic Party.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".


    • #12023
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      Anyone remember Joementum? That’s when name recognition placed Joe Lieberman to the front of all other candidates in the beginning of the 2004 election.

      Remember how that turned out?

    • #12213
      Snort McDork
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      Liberman is a Repuke. His actions and comments reflect that.

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