Upsetting poll results


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10-Ring
July 13, 2003, 04:38 AM
I was watching the news before hitting the computer. They ran a poll in which they asked their sample who they preferred to replace CA gov Gray Davis. The most popular candidate seemed to be Diane Feinstein (if she announced her running). Going from Davis to Feinstein...isn't that going from worse to worster?:banghead:

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HBK
July 13, 2003, 04:50 AM
God help us all...but it might be a good thing. CA is already in the toilet and Feinstein's socialistic policies aren't gonna save it. If she runs for governor and wins, but is ineffective, as she will be, then it could END her political career. I'm all for that, I just don't know if her subjects in CA could survive 4 years of her.

Lone_Gunman
July 13, 2003, 07:35 AM
I think it would be wonderful for Feinstein to become California's governor!

California is already a lost cause. If she becomes governor, it would be a good thing for the rest of the country.

geegee
July 13, 2003, 09:12 AM
To take this process one step further, should Feinstein become governor, who would be waiting in the wings to run for her (then) vacant senator's position? Any pro-2nd Amendment folks getting any notice, or is that a stupid question? :confused: geegee

Old Fuff
July 13, 2003, 10:43 AM
I think the lady's been ask, and didn't express any interest in the job. Anyway, keep in mind that these so-called polls are usually taken in liberal/urban areas and the views expressed are those of liberal/urban communities, and exclude most others.

Hkmp5sd
July 13, 2003, 10:59 AM
I wouldn't be too concerned by poll results. These polls are bogus. To start with, the questions are geared to get the desired answer. Then the polls are "weighted".

The polls are generally conducted by a randomly calling a sample of voters. The poller doesn't know who is going to answer the phone, male, female, republican, democrat, rich, poor, black, white, hispanic, etc. After getting the required number of responses, the poller then "adjusts" the numbers to "even" out the data between the desired groups.

Some polls, such as those conducted by the NYTimes, are always weighted to get the results they want. In every survey they conduct, the number of democrats interviewed is weighted up by 0.4% to 2.4%, while the number of republicans is weighted down 0.8% to 3.1%. This is regardless of the actual number of democrats and republicans respond to the poll. They ALWAYS add more "democrat" based responses and remove "republican" based responses.

QuickDraw
July 13, 2003, 12:41 PM
My $.02,I think it would be great if DiFi runs and wins.
I think it would put the State in the toilet once and for all!
That way the libs wouldn't have any excuses to hide behind,
they would be exposed for the Socialists that they are.
I've been very seriously thinking about getting out of here anyway.

QuickDraw

Hkmp5sd
July 13, 2003, 12:50 PM
There is also the desired psychological result of release "polls" like this. It is a good guess that the people that don't like Davis actually despise Diane Frankenstien. By putting the thought in your head that she may become the governor if you persist in removing Davis, they have introduced doubt into the recall effort. Maybe it's not a good idea after all. They are hoping you choose the lesser of two evils and just keep Davis.

ambidextrous1
July 13, 2003, 01:43 PM
Whoever replaceds Davis faces an impossible task. It may be better if Feinstein (or some other Dem) gets the nod. It will take several years and a lot of unpopular decisions to set things right in this "paradise State".

I'll be leaving the State soon, returning only for infrequent short visits, but I'll be first in line at the polling place in November.:fire:

Standing Wolf
July 13, 2003, 10:09 PM
If Feinswine leaves the Senate, so much the better. I suspect it makes no very great difference who's elected to replace Red Davis: the state is still $38,000,000,000 in the hole.

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