Perhaps the least unpredictable thing about this election was that Rasmussen polls would move in Obama's direction during the last weekend in order to preserve their credibility. All year long they have been providing polls that are several points more favorable to Romney than any reputable pollsters were finding. They did this to boost morale among the Republicans who actually believe Rasmussen is an accurate pollster and to have an influence on the aggregators (or poll of polls). The media is biased in favor of a close race because it boosts ratings and click-thrus, so they have been only too happy to report on a race that was never as close as Rasmussen (or Gallup) would have you believe.Word.
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Friday, November 02, 2012
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