Category: 2012 predictions

How Do Those Polls Work?

There are national polls, state polls, local polls, media run polls, internal campaign polls, and even a few objective polls. Objective polls are few and far between. They all read differently.

The reason for this is that there are different reasons for the polls to be run. If you are an election strategist, you will want the poll results to show your candidate in a positive light. Many of the internal polls run will remain unknown outside the campaign, unless there is an advantage to publicizing the results.

There are liberal media outlets running election polls by the dozen, almost, to have something to publish. They will not publish articles or polls that present a negative picture of their anointed candidate.

The terrible truth, I believe, is that many of the polls are manipulated to show a preconceived result. Liberal media like the television networks are famous for over-sampling Democrats in the polling population. It is the makeup of the sample that determines the poll results.

In this election cycle, liberal media pollsters are formulating combinations of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents based on making Barack Obama look good. They do this by including too many Democrats in a polling sample, and giving Republicans short shrift.

It is extremely difficult to assemble a polling sample that will look exactly like the electorate on the day of the election. As you can see, this will change from town to town, state to state, and across the nation.

As this election campaign comes to a close, you have an opportunity to believe any poll you want.  After the election, we will know the results of the only real poll possible. We will have the election results.

I think the results will show that Mitt Romney will be the next President of The United States.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, everybody. The year 2011 was a lack-luster year for America, and most Americans. The recession grinds on, and on. But, 2012 promises to be a better year, although only marginally better.

My predictions for the economy are as follow:
1. The Gross Domestic Product will improve, but not much. My guess is that it will exceed 3% for the year, which is barely above recession levels.
2. The jobs picture will improve, but only slightly. More people will go back to work, but at lesser incomes. This is not good.

With all that said, I am looking forward to a better year because I want it to be better. If you want things to get better, then you can make them that way, and the first thing you need is a good attitude. I have that.

On a personal front, I plan to lose weight to the tune of fifty pounds. Yes, I can spare the poundage.

Business wise, I will aggressively market my web business, and partner with others on attractive opportunities.  It is kick-off time.

Next, this is a time of prayer. We need to pray for our nation’s leaders whether we like them or not. The world will become less secure, and we need better, stronger leadership than we currently enjoy.

Keep on living and loving. After all, that is the best thing we can do.

Love to all.

Bob