Rainy Monday Observations

Here’s something from Mark Blumenthal that we all kind of expected. Quoting Mark:

Pollsters have fretted for nearly a decade about the growing number of Americans in so-called “cell-phone-only” households that are out of reach of traditional landline telephone poll samples. In previous elections, simple weighting techniques largely corrected for the small statistical bias resulting produced by the missing voters, but the missing slice is now estimated at more than quarter of U.S. households, big enough to affect polling accuracy.

That link in the quote above is from an interesting CDC study. I wonder how Pollsters will deal with this now? I wonder if this had anything to do with Rassmussen’s numbers being off?

Here’s another interesting article that kind of mirrors my post from last week.

Anyway, those are my hit and run observations for this rainy Monday.


About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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3 Responses to Rainy Monday Observations

  1. Mr. Universe says:

    Okay, I had to leave a comment so I didn’t look like a lame ass.

  2. Monotreme says:

    Then I should leave a comment responding to your comment. So you don’t look like a lame ass.

  3. filistro says:

    I think we should use this lame-ass thread to discuss the poetry of Robert Browning.

    So… how art thee not a lame ass? Let me count the ways…

    Mr U is not a lame-ass because:

    1.) He started this blog, which is totally cool.
    2.) He has hiked the entire western coastline of America.
    3.) When he says he’s hiked the Appalachian Trail, nobody giggles.
    4.) He’s a publsihed songwriter and a WOODWORKER. How cool is that?
    5.) He teaches music but studies environmental science.
    6.) He apparently plays all night and sleeps all day.
    7.) When given the wv “ingsta” he responded… “a gerund with a glock”.. (Oh lord, that one STILL cracks me up…. LOL)
    8.) He has a southern accent so rich that when he uses “cheese” in a haiku, it counts for three syllables.
    9.) He is excited by girls who curl.
    10.) He’s not even afraid of Jillian Michaels.

    I’m stopping now. You get the idea.
    Mr U. is one of the things I’m thankful for this year 🙂

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