There was a time that I took polls seriously, but that time has long since passed. Now they have become a form of entertainment and a tool to evaluate the legitimacy of the MSM (mainstream media) and level of propaganda being spouted for the day. Actually, many polls and the use of them remind me of soap operas and the ongoing saga meant to dramatize and fictionalize, with little resemblance to reality.
I’ve seen polls that had people way out ahead and unbeatable, only for those to be beaten badly. One clear memorable example of “Ooops Polling Results” happened in reference to New Hampshire. Obama was predicted to be the clear winner — Hillary Clinton won instead.
Let’s also not forget that at one point, Hillary Clinton was considered the unbeatable candidate to get the DNC nomination. That changed rather quickly, did it not?
The election polls, for example, to have the slightest chance of accuracy and non-bias sampling, would need to have untainted questions by an untainted questioner or source. There would also need to be an equal sampling from among all the various groups that will (would) affect the election results. (More questioned in any specific group than any other, would undoubtedly taint the results.)
The delicate nature of obtaining true and accurate poll results should leave us all with a major question to ask ourselves and others. How can polls be taken as gospel, when so many variables are at play? Yet, often they are. And some people, wanting to be on the winning side, will go with the candidate who appears to be the favorite of everyone else and for no other reason. The MSM knows that and I believe they use it to try and sell the candidate of their choice. I, for one, will have none of that.
The MSM may not realize it yet, but people have taken note of them not vetting Obama or doing serious investigative reporting when the answers might make him look less than the all-perfect one. Yes, it is quite obvious who many in the MSM are pushing to be the winner on November 6th. Some of them are the same people who are giving us poll numbers that seem to support their favorite candidate.
Yes, there was a time I took polls seriously. There was a time that I had respect for the MSM and thought they were trying to be objective and careful to present only facts. Now I see obvious propaganda spilled onto the airwaves and watch as some of these people pretend to be reporters and journalists. And to this I have to say — If I wanted to watch a soap opera and the daily polling saga that bounces between Romney and Obama at any given time, I would have turned the channel to one of the soaps in the first place.
One thing I know for sure about tomorrow — Romney or Obama will be in the lead and someone will be telling us so.