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« on: May 09, 2008, 03:20:24 pm »
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From Foxnews:

National polling firm Rasmussen Reports announced on Friday that it will stop polling people about the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton because her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, will win the Democratic nomination.

The company's vice president of finance and operations, Michael Boniello, distributed an e-mail stating that after 19 months of tracking the Democratic race, it is now clear that Clinton will remain a close second.

The following is an excerpt from Boniello's e-mail:

"The most remarkable feature of the race has been its consistency and stability. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are both running historic campaigns and both have captured the votes and hearts of distinct and important constituencies within the Democratic Party. Obama has won Primaries in states where the demographics favor his campaign and Clinton has won in the states that favor her campaign.

However, while Senator Clinton has remained close and competitive in every meaningful measure, she is a close second and the race is over. It has become clear that Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee.

At the moment, Senator Clinton’s team is busily trying to convince Superdelegates and pundits that she is more electable than Barack Obama …Even if every single Superdelegate was convinced that the former First Lady is somewhat more electable than Obama, that is not enough of a reason to deny him the nomination.

With this in mind, Rasmussen Reports will soon end our daily tracking of the Democratic race and focus exclusively on the general election competition between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama."

The e-mail also stated that the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday showed Barack Obama attracting 47 percent of the vote, while John McCain earned 44 percent.

Rasmussen Reports conducts daily tracking results via nightly telephone surveys.
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 04:09:47 pm »
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Good.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 04:19:45 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 12:23:29 am »
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There is no reason for Rasmussen to do this other than to grind a political axe. Neither candidate has won the nomination yet.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 12:27:58 am »
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There is no reason for Rasmussen to do this other than to grind a political axe. Neither candidate has won the nomination yet.

It saves him money. And where were you demanding that Dodd be matched up against Tancredo in national polls back in November of 2007?
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 12:28:09 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 12:42:43 am »
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If they are releasing more GE polls instead of polling Obama vs. Clinton, I´m all for it. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 12:44:15 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.

Or because they realize Hillary has no chance.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 12:44:28 am »
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 12:44:41 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.

That would be an odd thing for a Republican like Scott Rasmussen to care about.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 12:50:08 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.

That would be an odd thing for a Republican like Scott Rasmussen to care about.

Maybe he thinks like Gray Davis Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 02:00:00 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.

even if that's true, it's too late to matter.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2008, 02:33:02 am »
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Interesting. I'm not sure why unless they want to stop showing Hillary over performing in certain states.

That would be an odd thing for a Republican like Scott Rasmussen to care about.

Rasmussen identifies himself as an independent.

As for the topic, whatever.  In my opinion, I think it would be wise for Rasmussen Reports to wait until the nomination is actually resolved.
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2008, 03:08:52 am »
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I always got the impression that Rasmussen had a significant GOP lean, especially since he's involved in fundamentalist Christian causes.  Co-founder of ESPN, too, I thought.

Maybe I'm confusing one of those with someone else...
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2008, 03:10:18 am »
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I always got the impression that Rasmussen had a significant GOP lean, especially since he's involved in fundamentalist Christian causes.  Co-founder of ESPN, too, I thought.

Maybe I'm confusing one of those with someone else...

I'm pretty sure your right.  Rasmussen "identifies" himself as an Independent much the same way Bill O'Reilly does,
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2008, 12:51:13 pm »
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Finally, a dose of realism.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2008, 01:45:16 pm »
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I always got the impression that Rasmussen had a significant GOP lean, especially since he's involved in fundamentalist Christian causes.  Co-founder of ESPN, too, I thought.

Maybe I'm confusing one of those with someone else...

I'm pretty sure your right.  Rasmussen "identifies" himself as an Independent much the same way Bill O'Reilly does,
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Rasmussen has also donated to Republican causes before.
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