09/28/2012 07:48 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9/28/12 Pollster Open Thread

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"The polling averages in 2010 predicted a Republican winning margin of 7%. The actual margin was 6.6%. That is a remarkable display of accuracy. The very same polling average of polling firms today, using the very same tried and true polling methods, show a edge for Obama of around 4%. Those who really believe these polls are ALL biased, based on some preconceived notions of Party make up and participation,.. Are only whistling past the graveyard." - Wong23