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  •  The Marquette Polls favor the GOP (1+ / 0-)
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    DeminWisconsin

    because they're done by Charles Franklin.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:05:26 PM PDT

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    •  Where do you get that from? (1+ / 0-)
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      DeminWisconsin

      Franklin is a serious political scientist, not some partisan hack. I studied with him years ago. I have no idea what his political views or partisan preferences are; he never let on to his students. But I don't believe for a second that he would skew his polling to favor any party.

    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      DeminWisconsin

      So if I'm following the logic of this thread, the poster above  thinks that Franklin's poll saying Obama is ahead 10 in Wisconsin and Baldwin leads Thompson by 4 is evidence of Franklin's bias because it differs from the TPM Polltracker averages.

      So...the problem with that logic is that according to Josh Marshall at TPM, the methodology to generate the Polltracker averages

      was developed in consultation with Professor Charles Franklin of the University of Wisconsin, one of the nation’s top experts on the statistical analysis of public opinion and elections data.
      Yes, that's the same Charles Franklin.

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