Since the polls show that Obama is up on Romney, the bloggers without “all that liberal bias” set us straight, beginning with the Washington Examiner (owned by the same fellow who bought The Weekly Standard and its $2 million per annum red ink well):
Mitt Romney would lead eight in unskewed data from newest CNN/ORC poll
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
BY: DEAN CHAMBERS
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The latest CNN/ORC poll released today shows a wider lead for President Obama than the previous CNN/ORC poll but it is doubly skewed. It massively under-samples independents while it also over-samples Democratic voters. The CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll official reports Obama at 52 to percent and Mitt Romney at 46 percent. Unskewed, the data reveals a 53 percent to 45 percent lead for Romney.
This new CNN/ORC survey, unlike many other analyzed, not only over-samples Democratic voters, but also massively under-samples independent voters, to produce a result more favorable to Barack Obama…
And the mee-too corpse jumps on this puppy, humping it mercilessly, just like one of those little dogs at that sweet old granny lady’s house goes for your leg.
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My favorite, of course, BigFurHat, who says (without the slightest self-awareness of psychosis) Polls are Sh*t — I can make a poll do whatever I want …
Which is an open admission that the truth is meaningless to BFH, AND that he/she/it is proud of his/her/its ability to twist any “inconvenient truth” in polling into anything that BFH wants. BFD.
Obama is up by as much as 6 points in the latest polls? Suddenly the Romney campaign faxes news organizations saying it’s “premature” to analyze polls before they … well, reading between the lines … before they say good things about the Mittwit.
This is the same kind of wishful thinking and disregard for facts that got us in the eight-year, budget-busting quagmire in Iraq, come to think of it. If Bushies didn’t like the intelligence they got, they made up the intelligence they liked. And a quarter of a million human deaths (innocents, mostly) and millions of refugees later, some (Cheney) show no signs of ever having “gotten” it, even in the face of 20/20 hindsight. I am not well enough versed in abnormal psychology to diagnose the madness here, but madness it surely is.
Goya — the sleep of reason breeds monsters
But you gotta give them this: When they don’t like the facts they get, they make up the facts they like.
And so, in Topsyturvyland, Mittens is not only NOT down by 6, he’s UP by 8!!!!
I can now confidently report that psychosis is equal to a fourteen point swing in the polls.
Let us sing, instead, the lyrics that W.S. Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame) has penned for us …
The other night, from cares exempt,
I slept—and what d’you think I dreamt?
I dreamt that somehow I had come
To dwell in Topsy-Turveydom!—
Where vice is virtue—virtue, vice:
Where nice is nasty—nasty, nice:
Where right is wrong and wrong is right—
Where white is black and black is white.
~ W.S. Gilbert