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07:56 AM on 01/09/2008
The race is in chaos?? WTF?

It's the Primaries, it should happen this way.

Hopefully, we'll get a full vetting of all candidates by the Media and not more minute-by-minute poll watching.
07:30 AM on 01/09/2008
It is very depressing to realize that the women of New Hampshire voted so strongly for the same old crap. The granite state voted for McCain who is ready to stay in Iraq for one hundred years and Clinton who will limit the democrats to their shrinking base.
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07:22 AM on 01/09/2008
Oddly enough, I don't know anyone in my circle
that likes Hillary. I always wondered just who are those people voting for her. She came with a lot of baggage already, her healthcare plan stinks, she voted for the war, did not apologize, also voted for the Kyl/Lieberman Act
which will ensure the war with Iran and with Pakistan being a mess we definitely will be looking at WW3. Voters wake up. Look at your gas prices and the forecast of that is $ 200 for a barrel of oil. Dire consequences but dummies as we are we are more concerned about religion and abortion!
07:09 AM on 01/09/2008
Maybe this will discourage HuffPo from obsessing about polls in South Carolina and the next states. Yeah, right.
07:03 AM on 01/09/2008
Polls are designed to show what someone wants. It seems like that "someone" wants rookie Obama to win. (Mostly because Obama is fast food for someone like Mike Bloomberg in a few months.)
04:49 AM on 01/09/2008
The polls were right except for one person: Hillary Clinton. She picked up 1-2% from every Democratic candidate (Less than 2 from Obama, less than 2 from Edwards, less than 1 from Richardson, and all of Biden's points). Somehow the same number of votes were taken from every other candidate and ended up on her ticket.

http://www.pollster.com/08-NH-Dem-Pres-Primary.php

Very fortuitous. This shows that the polls, overall, were pretty damn accurate. What people didn't expect was some unforeseen Clinton X-Factor that allowed her to skim a small number of votes from every other candidate regardless of their political leanings toward the left, right, or center.
03:56 AM on 01/09/2008
POLITICAL POLLING SERVES ABSOLUTELY NO PURPOSE FOR THE VOTERS WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

IT DOES, HOWEVER, SERVE A HUGE PURPOSE FOR THE CNN/ABC/CBS/NBC AND THE ENTIRE CORRUPT AND BIASED MSM, GIVING THEM THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF IRRELEVANT AIR PRODUCT

IT ALSO PROVIDES YET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR FRAUD AND VOTER MANIPULATION WITHIN AN ELECTION CYCLE BY THOSE WHO OWN AND CONTROL THE MEDIA

I WILL NEVER FORGET ELECTION NIGHT 2006 - THE DEMS HAD AN OVERWHELMING VICTORY THAT NIGHT AND CNN REACTED BY BASICALLY IGNORING THE WIN AND LAUNCHING WALL-TO-WALL SPECULATION ABOUT 2008

I AM JUST FED UP WITH POWERFUL AND UNSEEN INTERESTS USING THEIR MEDIA CONTROL TO SUBVERT AND CORRUPT THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PROCESS BY WHATEVER MEANS POSSIBLE AND POLLING IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE

ANYBODY REMEMBER THE MEDIA FIASCO ON ELECTION NIGHT 2000 WHEN THE MSM COMPLETELY SCREWED UP THE FLORIDA CALL AND FOXNEWS ANNOUNCED A BUSH WIN TEN MINUTES AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED

JESUS TAPDANCING CHRIST! HOW STUPID ARE WE TO KEEP ALLOWING THIS TO OCCUR?
03:26 AM on 01/09/2008
so...what's the big confusion? The media got into a hysteria about the "Obama effect." It was manufactured, and short lived (as in already dead btw). It started with all the talking heads who proclaimed Hillary DOA after "losing" Iowa. In fact Iowa was a 3-way tie for all intents and purposed (16/15 and 14 delegates for the top three). Talk about group-think...Andrea Mitchell was droning on and on about all the mistakes Hillary had made that lead her to her demise(!) Try not to confuse reality with media hype...Clinton is running the race she intended...she is much better positioned as an underdog. Face it...(and I would prefer Edwards myself)...Clinton will be the next president. Anyone doubt it, I'll be happy to take your money. The only question is whether she partners with Obama as VP or goes for the throat with somebody like Rendell (wouldn't THAT be great?!)
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02:24 AM on 01/09/2008
Chaos?? I don't think so.

The HuffPo intern writing the headlines obviously lacks experience in the political arena.
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02:10 AM on 01/09/2008
As an Obama supporter I was watching MSNBC and commenting to fellow Obama supporters on his Facebook.com fan all night. But sadly, I have have a "Reality Check" and accept that Hillary Clinton pulled of victory in a tightly fought race for New Hampsire's delegates.

So, what went wrong with the polls? Honestly, I don't think anything went wrong other than the fact they were exist polls instead of being entrance polls as was the case in Iowa.

However, let's just assume there was a great problem with the polls. I think many commentators mentions many reasons already and the two which sound most plausible are as follows:

1.> With New Hampsire being a "Red State" from the last election the independents split being John McCain and Hillary Clinton. I'll explain later.

2.> The female vote was split between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Now for the explanation. All one has to do is begin to question why it is the former Republican Gen. Wesley Clark endorses Hillary Clinton and then a simple Google.com search the picture will begin to come together.

You see back in Hillary's past she was Goldwater girl aka a Republican who married a a young man from Hope, Arkansas who later become a Moderate Democrat and a U.S. President. Now, Hillary Clinton after a few years in the U.S. Senate runs for President but produces an image as being a Liberal but in reality is a Conservative Democrat and then in walks the support of Gen. Wesley Clark.

So, it's understandable why the independents in New Hampshire split between Clinton & McCain. But the female factor that is another issue all together which I couldn't even begin to explain or understand without sounding like a male chauvinist pig.
02:00 AM on 01/09/2008
See, no Bradley Effect, just genius politics from Clinton.
01:14 AM on 01/09/2008
If this were a Republican who came back after all the polling in 14 hours, you'd say he cheated.

Why not for Hillary?