Thursday, August 25, 2016
REMEMBER THE 'BRADLEY EFFECT' AND LIKELIHOOD THAT MISSOURI IS LYING ABOUT VOTING AGAINST TRUMP!!!
Impressive TV station reporting offers an important historical perspective about recent poll results which reveal the penchant for denizens of flyover country to be polite, even to pollsters.
Political Expert: Missouri Poll Favoring Democrats May Be A Mirage
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Columbia College Political Scientist Terry Smith says the numbers would normally be a positive sign for Democrats, but he thinks voters could be lying to pollsters. “(This) would under count real outsiders like Trump and like Greitens” said Smith. “They might say they don’t know , or they might say they are voting for Clinton or Koster, when in fact they’re voting for Trump or Greitens.”
Smith notes there’s a previous case in which voters lied to pollsters. In the 1982 California governor race, African American Democrat Tom Bradley consistently led in the polls, but ended up losing the race. The phenomenon is known as the “Bradley effect”.
In much the same what that anonymous speech is free speech . . . Our sacred secret ballot offers Americans the blessed opportunity to say one thing and do another just like our politicians.
And so, many among our blog community have expressed skepticism about recent polling in Missouri putting Clinton and Trump in a virtual tie but this Missouri prof. offers an insightful and proven trend which provides evidence of more reason for doubt.
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