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What America needs! Hide your money in Bermuda, Caymans, and Switzerland; hide your Tax Returns from the America people:

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Mitt Romney is just what America needs! Hide your money in Bermuda, Caymans and Switzerland; invest in China’s Oil Industry; hide you Tax Returns from the American people; change your positions as often as it takes in order to win; speak disparagingly about your fellow Americans as “free-loaders; deny what you have said if it is working against you [lie]; and don’t forget, form 137 entities in Bermuda to avoid paying Taxes in America and yes, blame the other guy for everything that ails America!

 

Polls prove that the first presidential debate upended the race.

Immediately after the debate, coverage focused on polls that moved in Romney’s direction. After all, a Gallup survey showed that 72 percent of debate watcherssaid Romney did a better job, the most lopsided debate readout Gallup has ever recorded.

But there is little evidence that the debate decisively moved the needle in key swing states. In six state surveys released Thursday by two well-regarded polling partnerships — NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist and CBS-New York Times-Quinnipiac — there were virtually no shifts for either candidate compared with pre-debate polls.

Nationally, the debate effect may have quickly faded. In Washington Post-ABC News polling after last week’s face-off, voters had more positive reactions to Romney on the first two nights after the debate than on the next two. In Gallup tracking, the post-debate tally is nearly identical to what it was in the preceding days. And one new Florida poll shows momentum for Romney but another doesn’t.

The presidential race has long been characterized as tightly competitive and voters as overwhelmingly locked-in. The first debate seems to have done little to alter these basic, well-documented story lines.

The best polls are those that correctly predict an election’s outcome.

Getting elections “right” is a necessary but insufficient reason to put great stock in polls. Some surveys could be well-modeled — adjusted to previous elections or to hunches, including, some surmise, tweaks to agree with other polls. (Few pollsters relish being an outlier.)

Both the Republican-leaning Rasmussen Reports and the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling have track records that some view favorably, but both use automated phone calls with recorded voices to collect data (“Press 1 for Obama, 2 for Romney,” etc.), revealing a basic flaw: It’s against federal law to have computers dial cellphones, so most “robopolls” ignore about 30 percent of U.S. adults.

At a minimum, excluding cellphones means these polls are increasingly reliant on statistical weighting. They might make up for a lack of young people, for instance, by counting several times the answers from the few younger respondents. Peter Miller, a recent president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, points out the root problem with weighting: “The more you rely on weights, the more you risk being wrong for reasons you don’t understand.”

It is always better to look at polls’ methodology, not just their results. What’s more, the “horse race” findings are often among the least important parts of a good poll. What issues motivate voters? And who is motivated to vote? These are more crucial to understanding an election than whether a candidate is up two, three or six percentage points.

Polls are skewed if they don’t interview equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans.

Political junkies quickly scan each poll release to see the “party ID split” — the proportions of self-identified Democrats, Republicans and independents in the sample. It makes sense: With party loyalty as strong as it is, the numbers of Democratic and Republican respondents in a survey make a huge difference. But to think, as many do, that there should be equal numbers from each party is off-base, particularly when looking at polls meant to assess the general population’s views.

Though voters seem split down the middle, there have generally been more Democrats than Republicans in the country since pollsters started tracking partisan allegiances after World War II. There is often more parity in election tallies, as Republicans tend to be more reliable voters than Democrats, but that also depends on the year.

Artificially evening out a poll’s partisan balance or arbitrarily setting it to match someone’s guess at turnout on Election Day may make one side a bit happier — but at the expense of distorting the current state of play.

News outlets are biased in presenting polls favorable toward President Obama.

Media-bashing is at a peak among conservatives, and some on the right routinely dismiss any poll showing Obama ahead of Romney. (And some on the left reflexively scorn polls in which Romney leads.) Before recent surveys turned in Romney’s direction, one conservative blogger went so far as to set up UnskewedPolls.com, a site offering “adjusted” public polls, tilted to favor Romney by manipulating the samples to be more Republican.

In truth, news organizations have only one bias — toward news.

Nothing demonstrates this better than the recent coverage of the Pew Research Center’s post debate-national poll, which showed big, across-the-board movements from Obama toward Romney. The Washington Post splashed the poll on its front page, and the survey provided days of fodder for cable news, illustrating that the media gravitate toward a competitive race, big shifts and conflict much more than one political party or the other.

 Article by: John Cohen – Washington post

 

 

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, The Koch Brothers; do you think that they are on your side?

Posted in Abortion, America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Children, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, GOP PLATFORM, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Liar, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Shyster, Sub-Prime Mortgage, Super Pac, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights on October 12, 2012 by sheriffali

FACT NOT HYPERBOLE

 

 

If our memory is so short to forget the suffering former President George W. Bush and his party left us in, literally hanging over the Financial Cliff and can’t see that there isn’t one penny worth of difference between Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, then vote for Romney and watch him actually throw America off the cliff.

 

Fact, not hyperbole; Mitt Romney formed 137 (Shell) Companies in the Caymans for the sole purpose of avoiding taxes in order to enrich his own pocket. If Mr. Romney wanted to just chase money then there wouldn’t be a problem at all, but he wants to be President of the United States, a man who has bank accounts in Bermuda, Switzerland, made a major investment in China’s Oil Industry and who wouldn’t release more than two years of tax returns; a man who have been telling the American people I would give everyone a 20% tax reduction across the board that totals five trillion dollars; add two trillion dollars to the defense budget and keep Bush’s tax cut of one trillion dollars and that he would still balance the budget, how stupid are the people to believe such phantasmagoric rationales and internecine policies?

 

 

The uninformed Voters

 

 

Just imagine how shallow we have become in America! Obama had a lack-luster debate; Romney on the other hand lied and disavowed everything he stood for and the majority of Americans gave Romney the victory in the debate!

 

I wonder if America sees how unequivocally stupid we are viewed, especially when we continually try to tell the rest of the world about Democracy, Honesty, and in addition, criticize other world Leaders for duplicity!

 

What an exceptional example we are providing to our children – Lying is a virtue; believing in nothing and chasing money will help build their character. When you grow up hide your money in Bermuda, The Caymans and Switzerland, Invest in China, Vote to give more to the wealthy and your country would be better from the trickled down economics. O yes! We are doing a fine job. We ought to be sincerely ASHAMED!

 

The reason why the Polls are so extreme is not because of the Pollsters, but solely because the American people, not all but many, have no in-depth knowledge of how just how corrupt Politicians are, especially the Republicans.