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Submission + - Unlike US Polling, Slashdot Poll Favors Pense over Kaine 3 to 1... but Why? (slashdot.org)

Bob_Who writes: Why do so many people feel the that Mike Pence won the debate?

I do not believe that they do. I think that we are seeing a phenomenon in which these results in no way reflect reality. It would be interesting if there was a thorough analysis to understand if this is due to AstroTurf, the tendencies of red team and blue team players, or the actions of a few obsessive Trumpsters that know the end is near. We'll see on election day how the skewed results here in no way resemble reality. I'm more interested in understanding why that may be, exactly; there may be deeper insights as to why polls don't represent opinion nearly as much as they try to influence and distort it.

Perhaps, it tells the truth with lies and it tells lies with the truth. Either way, its bullshit, which ain't good for much, but fertilizer.

Come on Slashdot, any data you care to share on this hypothesis? I'd love to see something bloom that makes the stench worth tolerating.

Comment Re:Are you people serious? (Score 0) 157

Why do so many people feel the that Mike Pence won the debate?

I do not believe that they do. I think that we are seeing a phenomenon in which these results in no way reflect reality. It would be interesting if there was a thorough analysis to understand if this is due to AstroTurf, the tendencies of red team and blue team players, or the actions of a few obsessive Trumpsters that know the end is near. We'll see on election day how the skewed results here in no way resemble reality. I'm more interested in understanding why that may be, exactly; there may be deeper insights as to why polls don't represent opinion nearly as much as they try to influence and distort it.

Perhaps, it tells the truth with lies and it tells lies with the truth. Either way, its bullshit, which ain't good for much, but fertilizer.

Come on Slashdot, any data you care to share on this hypothesis? I'd love to see something bloom that makes the stench worth tolerating.

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