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Rasmussen Polling changes it up……Comes back……

The Right leaning polling outfit found itself out a limb reports Pollster.com ……

And has scurried back into the pack of major pollsters……

This from PoliticalWire……


As many readers have noted, the latest Rasmussen surveys of U.S. Senate races in Connecticut and Kentucky seem to have swung wildly back in line with other recent polls.

Pollster.com notes “something funny has happened in the past four days.”

Markos Moulitsas: “Remember, Rasmussen has two modes — the narrative setting mode, which he’s used to great effect this year to fuel the ‘Democrats are doomed’ narrative, and the ‘get it right’ mode he uses the closer we get to the actual election. Well, we’re not that close to November yet, but apparently he felt threatened by having such massive outliers vis a vis other pollsters. So he rushed new polling more in line with the composite polling trendlines.”

In an email, Scott Rasmussen declined to respond.

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June 4, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , ,

11 Comments »

  1. Why can’t you stop bashing Rasmussen, he? I easily can put you in a box with Nate Silver, james.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. I don’t understand why he ALWAYS puts the GOP person on top……Even if they are losing by 20……..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. RAS will be a good Pollster you’ll see close to the Election that’s why in Spring or Summer he sometimes is a little bit erractic.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  4. Yea…..a bit!!!!!!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  5. Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  6. james,

    Check out the Link

    If Survey USA is as good as in 2008 you probably found the best Pollster.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. And Polling Alert:

    PPP will do a FINAL South Carolina GOP Governor Poll. Sunday Night we’ll see if Haley still leads there.

    Comment by Daniel G. | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  8. Good look….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 4, 2010 | Reply

  9. rasmussen is right leaning. his politics are to the right. he appears only on foxnews. thats all u need to know. i take him as a gop/republican pollster. to be fair daily kos polls are dem leaning to me.

    Comment by Terry Green | June 5, 2010 | Reply

    • I don’t dispute that Terry. As I said Rasmussen often is erratic with his Polling during Spring & Summer BUT gets his Act together when we get closer to the Vote.

      BTW, Rasmussen was the only National Pollster in 2008 who nailed the National Election:

      Lastest Tracking Poll before the Election:

      Obama 52 %
      McCain 46 %

      Actual Result

      Obama 53 %
      McCain 46 %

      Comment by Daniel G. | June 5, 2010 | Reply


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