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Unskewed Polls

The Conservative Post-Election Tantrum Continues

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We've all known a kid who upon losing a board game would freak out, hurl the game across the room and storm off while shouting something like, "This game sucks anyway!" It's no surprise the Republicans are doing exactly that.

'Unskewed Polls' Critics Miss Key Lesson Of 2004

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

WASHINGTON -- Eight years ago this week, I launched a new blog on political polling with a post on party identification. At the time, many Democrats w...

Skewed Polls Nonsense

Simon Jackman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Simon Jackman

Set against this context, it is not unreasonable to ask if the polls could be wrong. But based on the evidence, it would be unreasonable to conclude that the polls are giving us a qualitatively incorrect impression of how the election is shaping up.

50 Shades of Crazy: Skewed Polls

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Mitt Romney's gaffes keep pumping air under Barack Obama's convention bounce, and Republicans say that the same polls that liberals complained about in 2004 are, you guessed it, "skewed."

Rose-Tinted Polling

Alex Palombo | Posted 11.27.2012 | Media
Alex Palombo

Conservative blogger Dean Chambers has started a new polling website that he claims takes the slant out of liberal mainstream media polls. The result? Now Romney is leading Obama by 7.8 points.

UnSkewed Polls Meet Simple Math: The Tea Party Problem

David Karpf | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
David Karpf

As we get closer to election day, you're going to hear more and more rumblings about "partisan voter screens" and faulty "party ID gaps." Dick Morris is already writing about it, so you know the rest of conservative fantasyland isn't too far behind. Ignore those arguments.