Kos slams Jerome over R2K polling accuracy.
by bobswern, Tue Nov 11, 2008 at 08:12:40 AM EST
Well, I thought things would slow down a little more around here than they have, since Election Day. But, Obama's preparations for taking office and the sinking economy, as well as the aftermath of the Proposition 8 vote in California, as well as down-to-the-wire Senate races in Alaska and Minnesota have dictated otherwise.
That being said, I'm feeling a little mischievous today, so I thought I'd bring this post from Markos over at DKos, "Research 2000 tracking poll accuracy," which has been on the top of the front page there for the past 45 mins. It looks to me like he's calling out our fearless leader, Jerome, front and center.
Now boys, take it out back during recess and let's have a good, old-fashioned playground brawl! LOL!
From one blog-owner to another...a few "rockets" on Veterans Day:
(Bold emphasis is my own...just call me "the instigator," LOL!)
The partisan hacks over at RealClearPolitics kept out the Research 2000 poll from their averages in order to try and paint the most positive light for their candidate, John McCain. Yet the poll performed quite admirably despite the many claims of bias not just from the Right, but from the Left as well (I'm looking at you, Jerome!):
Presidential vote: 51-46 52.6-46.1
Congressional vote: D+9 D+8.38
All in all, a great job of predicting turnout percentages by R2K, which allowed it to turn in one of the most accurate election night performances. I'm reminded of Jerome writing this:
"To believe the Research2000 prediction for 2008, you have to believe that latinos & blacks will vote in equal numbers to their populations as whites do, that Democrats will outnumber Republicans by 9% and Independents/Refused will be nearly 40% of the voting day population, and to assume that older people (60+) are going to be less of the voting population (even though the trend says they will be more)."
Yup, R2K was pretty good. And Jerome wanted MORE 65+ respondents in the poll!