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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poll Numbers Shifting as Election Nears

As the 2010 mid-term election is now only a week away you will start seeing polls narrowing. I am not referring to individual races getting tighter which may or may not happen. No, the narrowing I expect to see is polls from the various polling agencies getting closer. It is one thing to play with the demographic make up of those being polled to prop up a campaign a month or so out from election. However, once you get close to the election the pollsters need to play straight as their reputation rests on being close to the real results. A website titled Expose Liberal Bias has watched the New York Times adjust their House of Representatives map over the last couple weeks. Here is a link to a post from 14 October showing 155 Solid Democrat Seats and 168 Solid Republican leaving 112 in play. Now, here is a link from 23 October showing 152 Solid Democrat Seats and 174 Solid Republican leaving 109 in play.

There will be a couple more updates between now and election day. Watch it shift. Pollsters can only sell their services is they are perceived as credible. The last polls will be fairly accurate.

If you know someone unsure about voting in this election, refer them to this website It is ugly and getting worse quickly.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff.

We gotta turn the tide now, before it's too late.

October 27, 2010 at 6:39 AM

Blogger Roy said...

Dont forget about the Auditor of State race. Very important with the Apportionment Board implications.

October 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM


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