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Eric Boehlert, 2010 (a senior fellow with Media Matters, a progressive research center): “I don’t think there are Republican polling firms that get as good a result as Rasmussen does. Their data looks like it all comes out of the RNC [Republican National Committee].”

Nate Silver concluded that Rasmussen’s polls were the least accurate of the major pollsters in 2010, having an average error of 5.8 points and a pro-Republican bias of 3.9 points according to Silver’s model. He singled out as an example the Hawaii Senate Race, which Rasmussen showed the incumbent 13 points ahead, where he in actuality won by 53 – a difference of 40 points, or “the largest error ever recorded in a general election in FiveThirtyEight’s database, which includes all polls conducted since 1998.”


6 Responses to “chuckle”


  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    May 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Quick comment about all these polls. What they show is the true extent of the racism toward our great President. There is no way PBO should not be at 60% or better. And the numbers on the economy are just ridiculous. This is the thanks he gets for rescuing the damn economy, the auto industry, creating 1.8 million jobs, etc. The republicans are so racist they would rather allow the country to go down the tubes than admit this black President knows what he’s doing.

    I am so tired of this mess from this country.

  2. May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I was just about to comment about the same thing. Ridiculous.

  3. 3 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    WE HAVE AN AMAZING PRESIDENT AND I LOVE YOUR COMMENT ‘PROUD OF OBAMA’….YOU’RE RIGHT ON. IF THIS PRESIDENT WERE A WHITE MAN…YOU WOULDN’T BE SEEING ALL OF THIS OPPOSITION. I AM VERY ASHAMED OF THE LACK OF MATURITY,ETHICS AND VALUES IN AMERICA! GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT…THE BEST HISTORY WILL EVER SEE IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

  4. 4 joyce
    May 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Forget the polls we all know how high he ranks amoung the americans citizens and that will show at the election polls in 2012 Thank God for our President Obama

  5. May 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I found this interesting — I was actually interviewed by phone yesterday by Rasmussen, mostly about the economy. During the interview I was asked my political affiliation and it’s always been Democrat or Republican; I suppose because of alphabetizing the two names, D before R. So I was surprised that Republican came first. (I was supposed to press 1 for Republican, 2 for Democrat.)


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