Oct 20 2006

Why Do Polls Sound Like Dems?

Published by at 9:20 am under 2006 Elections,All General Discussions

Mac Ranger has been questioning the polls and the news meme about disgruntled Reps sitting home (if they do, they better not come back expecting a voice at the table – we conservatives will not listen to people who sat and let the Dems take over and destroy all that was accomplished in the last 6 years). Mac is rightfully questioning polls which don’t seem to be measuring reality on the ground. Both he and I herald from blue climates, and neiothr of us is seeing this blue wave (of course Herndon, VA is a big immigration-issue town).

But I was pondering something that really is a bit of a crazy idea. What if the pollsters have Reps sounding like Dems because a lot of Dems are pretending to be Reps? Sounds stupid – doesn’t it? Except we see Dems pretending to be reps on all sorts of internet polls, call in lines on C-SPAN, call-ins on talk radio, as sock puppets on websites, in push polling, etc. The liberals have a long broad history of trying to trick people by pretending to be Reps. Wouldn’t it be funny if the Liberals are setting themselves up for a huge emotional let down because their idea of influencing an election is trying to trick pollsters! Sadly, this idea doesn’t seem too far fetched.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Why Do Polls Sound Like Dems?”

  1. kathie says:

    If it happens we will have to hear how we stole an election.

  2. jwb says:

    I am not sure of which polling companies called in the past week, but I have to confess:


  3. MerlinOS2 says:

    Rush did a portion of his show the other day about how consumer surveys are even hard to accomplish recently.

    People don’t want to be bothered by the flood of pollsters both political and consumer trend research.

    From the data he was quoting, some companies which spend hundreds of millions of dollars on consumer research are starting to question if they are getting value for their money.

  4. For Enforcement says:

    Kathie, you said:

    If it happens we will have to hear how we stole an election.

    And wouldn’t that be great news on Nov 7. Because that would mean WE WON.

    What I’ve never been sure of was how, when all the voting precincts were run by Dems back when the Repubs suddenly started winning elections, did the Repubs control the voting machines so they could steal elections.
    Anyhow, whatever it takes.

  5. trentk269 says:

    Just listen to a conservative talk radio show that takes listener calls and see how often some caller will say “I’m a conservative, I listen to your show all the time, etc,” then launch into a set of liberal talking points.

    It’s so frequent that I’ve wondered whether or not a professional phone room was doing this. Maybe the Dems are afraid no one will listen to them if they come right out and say who they are. On the other hand, maybe they’re just naturaly phony.

    What is less clear is why their numbers look so good 6 months before the election, then tend to plummet when voters actually go to the polls.