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AOL Presidental Straw poll

Old 08-19-08, 09:21 PM
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AOL Presidental Straw poll

Has anyone been following the straw polls that AOL has been having on AOL.COM . I'm a little worried that Obama has only won one state (Montana) since they started the poll since he got the nom ( you know what I mean ) and they restart the Vote every week. Anyone think that the U.S. map in all red is what we will see in November?
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Old 08-19-08, 09:45 PM
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They have even less meaning than "real" national polls. The idea that they have any value whatsoever is absurd.
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Old 08-20-08, 01:34 AM
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AOL is a large force of marketing, however.
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Leading among AOL users != Leading among all voters. Interesting demographic, however... very interesting for AOL's marketing department, I'm sure.

I'm sure you would see almost the exact opposite if you polled Mac users or Mac.com users.
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I was just able to vote 4 times in a row by resetting my browser after each vote. I wouldn't put too much stock in their results.
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If straw polls meant anything Ron Paul would be the Republican nominee right now.
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If straw polls meant anything Ron Paul would be 'dictator for life' by now, which is pretty ironic when you think about it.
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