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Rasmussen has historically been the MOST accurate political poll, so WHY do people insist it's slanted?

Is it simply because it's not giving them the result they want? For the past 3 presidential elections, Rasmussen has been "out of step" with the other pollsters ---- and as a result ACCURATE when they have not been.

Seriously, is it more important for a pollster to be CORRECT or to agree with the majority of pollsters? I think accuracy is more important.

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  • D S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    By saying it's biased when it is not then people who don't know better ignore the polling results and believe other sources of information that may be incorrect... which all helps drive the opinions of people and conform them to what you want.

    I appreciate accuracy, even if I don't like the results.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    In comparison, a few weeks ago the Washington Post did a poll that stated that only 21 percent said they were Republicans. Rasmussen did a like poll that asked voters, that showed only 21 percent said they were liberal, 35 percent said conservative and the rest independent. Here's the rub,the Washington Post polled by a majority of their callers from registered Democrats list. They were far from being honest.

  • N
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Simply because not everyone votes.

    Several independents and small party supports don't vote because they don't like the choices or fell like they are wasting time.

    Voters =/= General Public

    It may be accurate on elections, but not opinions.

    Source(s): Rasmussen ignores non-voters. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ak.Dd... Should their opinions be discredited simply because they don't vote? With voter turnout at 56% and Rasmussen only asking voters, it is not accurate. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why would you believe that guy, Costas Panagopoulos, when Michele Malkin doesn't even trust him?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its the easiest way to dismiss its comments and opinions without offering a thought out rebuttal.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because it doesn't parrot what the Media is telling them and it doesn't match the faxes George Sorros sends them daily...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Liberals sure did support it when Bush's polls were low. Now they say it is biased.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because it slants away from their ideologies.

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