Daily Kos Admits Fraudulent Polling Data

Posted by courage On June - 29 - 2010

WOW !

Gee, who would have thought the polls used on the liberal blog DailyKos were bogus?   A minor indicator may have been that their polls consistently showed stronger support for all the left/progressive agenda than any other polling agencies on the same subject matter.

I have just published a report by three statistics wizards showing, quite convincingly, that the weekly Research 2000 State of the Nation poll we ran the past year and a half was likely bunk. (emphasis mine)

Kos continually used the polling research they commissioned to validate the positions they advocated, which allowed their readers the false satisfaction they were within the ideological mainstream. I do give Daily Kos credit for being forthright with their discovery; yet for a year and half, while these polls deviated greatly from other respected polling agencies, didn’t they think it odd?  Such is the case though for many progressive types, even when faced with stark bare truths, if they do not fit neatly in to their ideological schema they debase the facts as fabrications of some right wing conspiracy.  Of course it did serve their cause, at least for the last year and a half.  Whimsically fabricated data eventually will be challenged and such was the case.  This places in to doubt any “information” gained from the blog, what reputable information gatherer would have “bunk” statistical data presented a fact for a year and half?

I prefer polling done by Rasmussen, they solely canvas registered voters for their polls.  Registered voters are at least somewhat connected to the political process.  On particular surveys done by Rasmussen they only use “likely” voters and have shown the most reliable predictions during elections.

From a recent survey performed by Rasmussen:

Even as oil washes up on their shores from the still-spewing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, 79% of Louisiana voters believe offshore oil drilling should be allowed, and nearly as many support deepwater drilling.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Louisiana finds that just 15% do not believe offshore oil drilling should be allowed.

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