Speaking of Polls

Everybody needs to read this.

To give you a quick-and-dirty: there’s a reason Gallup’s polls have Bush many points ahead, when other polls have the candidates at a dead heat. Gallup is polling more Republicans than Democrats. This might be excusable if it reflected voter turnout in previous elections (though it would still be questionable), but it doesn’t. Here are the numbers:

Likely Voter Sample Party IDs

3 Responses to Speaking of Polls

  1. Frank Kelly says:

    Right on, Cat. Good post. Important post.

    An another subject, FYI, I had trouble submitting frykitty’s rss output for Syndic8. Here’s the error message…

    Parse Error: xml declaration not at start of external entity
    Error Line:2
    Error Column:0

    I’m not totally sure what that means, but you might be able to get more detailed info by using the XHTML Validator http://validator.w3.org/check/referer

    Regards,
    Frank

  2. Cat says:

    Thanks, I’ll look into it when I get a chance. I use the MT feed, with very few tweaks, since I’m not that well versed in it.

  3. Jenn says:

    Outrage fatigue? That’s a great term for it. I’ve been experiencing it so much lately that I want to avoid all election and war news because it has the potential to put me into a sulky mood for days.