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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,146
    edited June 3
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,652
    Is that a bucket of KFC under that suit jacket and did Team Trump Treason grow a Kardashian ass? Damn boy, dats some binge stress eating!


    classy
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    You know what’s really cool? Team Trump Treason calling a former FLOTUS, Senator, SOS and presidential candidate that won 3 million more votes than him a skank and an African American senate candidate from SC having appeared to have visited every buffet in the state. And that’s okay, because it’s classy and there’s freedom of speech, yo.
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 13,303
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    Poor Halifax. Settling for analyzing Trump's ass when he really wants to analyze the pee tape. 
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    Poor Halifax. Settling for analyzing Trump's ass when he really wants to analyze the pee tape. 
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
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    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

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    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 14,088
    Poor Halifax. Settling for analyzing Trump's ass when he really wants to analyze the pee tape. 
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,146
    Falling down,...not staying down
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 24,066
    Kat said:
    Thugs.
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  • static111static111 Posts: 725
    edited June 3
    I posted this in the Biden v trump thread , and I think it bears repeating here.

    If people can go out to protest they can stand in line to vote.   I’m saying this as someone that has been out at the peaceful  protests off and on in the last days.   When people start throwing shit and outside agitators start trying to get people to antagonize the cops Or set shit on fire  that’s when I bow out.  If we are feeling this strongly to risk our health and gather in large groups in support of Black Lives we can absolutely show up to the polls especially in states with early voting.  If they try to vilify and cast doubt on absentee ballots people have to be willing to take the risk to go to a polling place and cast a vote that will be less easy to challenge.  Some things are important enough to go out even with the threat of corona.  If you can go to get groceries, pickup take out food, you can go to the damn poll and help those that can’t get there.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 10,090
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    Some MAGAs actually believe tRump is going to win all 50 states.  It's amazing the bubble that they live in.

    Maybe they don't actually believe it but why would you state it publicly on FB or TikTok?  They are in for a big surprise.
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  • JW269453JW269453 Lubbock, TXPosts: 501
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,093


    static111 said:
    I posted this in the Biden v trump thread , and I think it bears repeating here.

    If people can go out to protest they can stand in line to vote.   I’m saying this as someone that has been out at the peaceful  protests off and on in the last days.   When people start throwing shit and outside agitators start trying to get people to antagonize the cops Or set shit on fire  that’s when I bow out.  If we are feeling this strongly to risk our health and gather in large groups in support of Black Lives we can absolutely show up to the polls especially in states with early voting.  If they try to vilify and cast doubt on absentee ballots people have to be willing to take the risk to go to a polling place and cast a vote that will be less easy to challenge.  Some things are important enough to go out even with the threat of corona.  If you can go to get groceries, pickup take out food, you can go to the damn poll and help those that can’t get there.

    Well said, static.  I get it that some people find voting frustrating, even all but useless.  But if more people had shown up to vote in 2016, we probably would not have the Narcissist in Chief as president.  I'm hoping some of those non-voters will show up next time.  And I say this believing that not all change will come through politicians.  Personal responsibility and community action are a big part of creating positive change.  But we also need better representatives and leaders and voting is what makes that happen.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 24,066
    Does anyone else remember the video of Team Trump Treason bumbling around Manhattan trying to vote with a camera crew in tow and being frustrated because he kept showing up at the wrong polling place? Seems he still hasn't learned. And he's POTUS. Suckers.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-initially-tried-to-register-to-vote-in-florida-with-washington-dc-address-report/ar-BB14Z8Hx?ocid=spartanntp
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll.  If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
  • RunIntoTheRainRunIntoTheRain TexasPosts: 782
    static111 said:
    I posted this in the Biden v trump thread , and I think it bears repeating here.

    If people can go out to protest they can stand in line to vote.   I’m saying this as someone that has been out at the peaceful  protests off and on in the last days.   When people start throwing shit and outside agitators start trying to get people to antagonize the cops Or set shit on fire  that’s when I bow out.  If we are feeling this strongly to risk our health and gather in large groups in support of Black Lives we can absolutely show up to the polls especially in states with early voting.  If they try to vilify and cast doubt on absentee ballots people have to be willing to take the risk to go to a polling place and cast a vote that will be less easy to challenge.  Some things are important enough to go out even with the threat of corona.  If you can go to get groceries, pickup take out food, you can go to the damn poll and help those that can’t get there.
    But not everyone is going out to protest so.....those that are at home have to suck it up and go to the voting booths Covid be damned?

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
    static111 said:
    I posted this in the Biden v trump thread , and I think it bears repeating here.

    If people can go out to protest they can stand in line to vote.   I’m saying this as someone that has been out at the peaceful  protests off and on in the last days.   When people start throwing shit and outside agitators start trying to get people to antagonize the cops Or set shit on fire  that’s when I bow out.  If we are feeling this strongly to risk our health and gather in large groups in support of Black Lives we can absolutely show up to the polls especially in states with early voting.  If they try to vilify and cast doubt on absentee ballots people have to be willing to take the risk to go to a polling place and cast a vote that will be less easy to challenge.  Some things are important enough to go out even with the threat of corona.  If you can go to get groceries, pickup take out food, you can go to the damn poll and help those that can’t get there.
    But not everyone is going out to protest so.....those that are at home have to suck it up and go to the voting booths Covid be damned?

    Exactly.  I don't buy this logic at all.  Static doesn't get to make my choice for me, as an example.  
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 11,038
    Kat said:
    Supposedly federal prison riot guards.

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  • JW269453JW269453 Lubbock, TXPosts: 501
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 9,147
    static111 said:
    I posted this in the Biden v trump thread , and I think it bears repeating here.

    If people can go out to protest they can stand in line to vote.   I’m saying this as someone that has been out at the peaceful  protests off and on in the last days.   When people start throwing shit and outside agitators start trying to get people to antagonize the cops Or set shit on fire  that’s when I bow out.  If we are feeling this strongly to risk our health and gather in large groups in support of Black Lives we can absolutely show up to the polls especially in states with early voting.  If they try to vilify and cast doubt on absentee ballots people have to be willing to take the risk to go to a polling place and cast a vote that will be less easy to challenge.  Some things are important enough to go out even with the threat of corona.  If you can go to get groceries, pickup take out food, you can go to the damn poll and help those that can’t get there.
    Mail in your votes. I just did it in MD. It's hella easy.  MAIL
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
    I think you're missing my point completely.  If they sampled 3 people living in MSP, that's meaningless because that sample is too small to be representative.  If you want to know how MSP residents feel about Trump's response, you would have to poll 1004 people in the metro area.  
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 9,147
    Kat said:
    the indiscriminate beatings by nameless untraceable "police" are totally normal for a Banana Republic, or a tinpot third world dictator.

    keep off the streets yo
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 23,270
    https://lincolnproject.us/news/milley-esper-statement/
    These two should resign along with every member of his administration also repulsive Barr why can’t he be impeached already the man is a straight up thug! He gave the order to clear out the protesters so idiot in chief could have his photo op!
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    ikiT said:
    Kat said:
    the indiscriminate beatings by nameless untraceable "police" are totally normal for a Banana Republic, or a tinpot third world dictator.

    keep off the streets yo
    Or a shithole country.
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    Kat said:
    Who are they? So far, no one knows.


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  • JW269453JW269453 Lubbock, TXPosts: 501
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
    I think you're missing my point completely.  If they sampled 3 people living in MSP, that's meaningless because that sample is too small to be representative.  If you want to know how MSP residents feel about Trump's response, you would have to poll 1004 people in the metro area.  
    3 is too small of a sample size for MSP, but 1,004 is just right to represent the US as a whole...got it. 
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    JW269453 said:
    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
    I think you're missing my point completely.  If they sampled 3 people living in MSP, that's meaningless because that sample is too small to be representative.  If you want to know how MSP residents feel about Trump's response, you would have to poll 1004 people in the metro area.  
    3 is too small of a sample size for MSP, but 1,004 is just right to represent the US as a whole...got it. 
    Dude... seriously... this is basic statistics here.  Here's an easy guide for you.  This is a handy tool.  I think it defaults to 95/5, but you can change that to 95/3 (margin of error) and it will mirror polling.  Now for the population size, start with a million people.  Then change that to 125 million (about how many voted).  You will see the number does not move.  Once you get above a certain population size, the increase is sample is pretty small.  

    http://www.raosoft.com/samplesize.html
  • myoung321myoung321 Posts: 2,504
    edited June 3
    In one week... Trump Supporters went from ... "Stay at home orders are unconstitutional!!"   To..."Curfew's are there for your safety!" 
    "The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera." - Yusuf Karsh
     


  • myoung321myoung321 Posts: 2,504
    ikiT said:
    Kat said:
    the indiscriminate beatings by nameless untraceable "police" are totally normal for a Banana Republic, or a tinpot third world dictator.

    keep off the streets yo
    Or a shithole country.
    Looking more and more like a police state shit hole country... 
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  • JW269453JW269453 Lubbock, TXPosts: 501
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    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

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    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
    I think you're missing my point completely.  If they sampled 3 people living in MSP, that's meaningless because that sample is too small to be representative.  If you want to know how MSP residents feel about Trump's response, you would have to poll 1004 people in the metro area.  
    3 is too small of a sample size for MSP, but 1,004 is just right to represent the US as a whole...got it. 
    Dude... seriously... this is basic statistics here.  Here's an easy guide for you.  This is a handy tool.  I think it defaults to 95/5, but you can change that to 95/3 (margin of error) and it will mirror polling.  Now for the population size, start with a million people.  Then change that to 125 million (about how many voted).  You will see the number does not move.  Once you get above a certain population size, the increase is sample is pretty small.  

    http://www.raosoft.com/samplesize.html
    I said I get polling in my original post, I am not arguing against how we poll. This is a unique situation, one that most of us did not have a prior opinion on because it is something we have not seen and the individual affect is different than with most issues. I feel this is not the same as an opinion that has been formed over a lifetime, I know my opinion has changed over the last week as the picture has become clearer. I am sure others have as well.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 17,526
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    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN239347?__twitter_impression=true 

    Looks like the old law and order fake tough guy stuff ain’t working anymore. 55% disapprove of Trump’s handling of the protests. 

    -
    So 45% approve of his "handling of the protests? The fuck???
    What we know is 55% of the 1,004 people they asked disapprove. I get polls, but I don’t put a whole lot of stock into something that is assuming the feelings of the other 329,735,410 people that call this country home. Maybe it is just me but .00000304% of anything is a little too small of a sample size to run with. This is real life for those in areas where protests have turned nasty, but only a TV show for the others. One of those opinions holds a little more weight for me when it comes to the approval of how this is being handled.
    329 million + Americans don’t vote nor are they all eligible to do so. Keep clinging.
    Clinging? You’re right. I forgot some people think the opinions of non voters and minors don’t matter. Let’s just use the voters opinions only as a gauge then. The 2016 voter turnout was 138,847,000. We are now assuming the opinions of the other 138,845,996 elites. Does this new .00000723% move your meter that much? 
     Other’s opinions don’t get to pull the lever though do they? So, extrapolating as you did is flawed. You’re from Texas, right? Fuzzy math, I get it. Keep clinging.
    Morning sunshine! A poll is the perfect example of extrapolating, it is just one you choose to except. I am sorry my residence brings out your prejudice, it must be difficult trying to harbor all of those feelings. Forgive me for not moving the decimal while trying to remember such a ridiculous percentage, .000723 it makes such a difference in this instance doesn't it?
    Do you think statistics has a liberal bias or something?  There's no mathematical question that the sample size used is predictive.  In corporations, they generally use a 95/5/5 interval, so this appears to be 95/2/3 which is very precise.  The only squirlley part for any of these is how the participants define themselves politically, and therefore how you break down the demos.  
    As per usual, I'm confused as to why my comment was seen as pro trump or anti liberal. It is simple, I do not put much stock in something that can be viewed completely different depending on your situation. Most of us have never witnessed what is going on right now to this extent so assuming the approval or disapproval of literally everyone seems like buzzfeed quiz level nonsense. Then again I'm the one who doesn't have an agenda to fulfill so I take these things with a grain of salt while others shout from the rooftops.

    Polling, when done correctly by pros, is absolutely indicative of the larger population.  So there's no reason to believe that his approval is actually 65% when the poll says 45%, as an example.  Now I'm guessing the MOE is about 3-4%, so that means approval ranges from from 41-49% essentially.  Unless you're arguing the questions were unclear or leading... 
    Who did they poll? People who were watching their neighborhoods get destroyed, people who only dealt with peaceful protests, or people who have watched everything unfold from a place that is unaffected. In this specific situation, if the sample size does not include all 3 scenarios I would be leery of this being an accurate representation.

    Why would you do such a poll?  The poll was testing Trump's approval rating in his handling of the issue.  The issue affects all Americans, and it's tangentially connected to voting down the road.  That's why these polls are commissioned.  
    I don't know, maybe because a person who lives in downtown Minneapolis probably views this slightly different than someone in the middle of nowhere. Who participates in a poll greatly affects the outcome, are you denying this? It is my opinion that to get the most accurate representation you would need to make sure you are covering the spectrum. This issue does affect all Americans, but the level of affect it has on them is vastly different. Like I said, I take these things with a grain of salt. There are actually people who look at this as being a societal issue not just a political one.

    Of course they might, but you're not testing how a Minneapolis native feels about it, you're testing the nation as a whole.  Selecting sub groups and then extrapolating that would actually skew the whole poll. If you only polled AA urban men, the results would be highly skewed to the negative, completely corrupting your poll.  Instead, they target the polling and then control the results based on that demographics representation of the population as a whole.  An easy example is D, R, and I.  You may over sample D's, but then you control the results in order to have it match the base assumption (party registration).  That's why polls like Rasmussen are often criticized; because they have the R representation higher than the registration numbers, making it favorable to R's.  

    And to your last point, the LEVEL of the effect is irrelevant.  It doesn't matter if it affects me or you worse.  We each represent one opinion, and presumably one vote.  The poll isn't to determine how well Trump is doing.. it's to determine how well Trump is PERCEIVED to be doing.  Big difference. 
    This is precisely my point. Unless I know who was polled, I do not run with the results. Guarantee that the 1,004 people who were polled cover the spectrum and I am on board. 
    I think you're missing my point completely.  If they sampled 3 people living in MSP, that's meaningless because that sample is too small to be representative.  If you want to know how MSP residents feel about Trump's response, you would have to poll 1004 people in the metro area.  
    3 is too small of a sample size for MSP, but 1,004 is just right to represent the US as a whole...got it. 
    Dude... seriously... this is basic statistics here.  Here's an easy guide for you.  This is a handy tool.  I think it defaults to 95/5, but you can change that to 95/3 (margin of error) and it will mirror polling.  Now for the population size, start with a million people.  Then change that to 125 million (about how many voted).  You will see the number does not move.  Once you get above a certain population size, the increase is sample is pretty small.  

    http://www.raosoft.com/samplesize.html
    I said I get polling in my original post, I am not arguing against how we poll. This is a unique situation, one that most of us did not have a prior opinion on because it is something we have not seen and the individual affect is different than with most issues. I feel this is not the same as an opinion that has been formed over a lifetime, I know my opinion has changed over the last week as the picture has become clearer. I am sure others have as well.
    Most of us didn't have an opinion on police brutality?  Are we talking about the same thing at this point?  I think every issue affects different Americans in a disparate way.  As a 47 year old man, abortion doesn't directly affect me, nor does this particular issue, but I still have an opinion and still vote.  Same with Immigration, student loans, healthcare, etc.  They all have varying effects. 
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