Morning Reads for Friday, August 5, 2016

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gcp
gcp

The AJC reports Roy Barnes, Sam Nunn and David Scott support Johnny Isakson over Barksdale. Now the question is how many repubs support Allen Buckley rather than Isakson?

gcp
gcp

I got a better question. Who gets a higher percentage of the vote in November, libertarian Buckley or libertarian Gary Johnson? Of course it does not matter to Isakson because he wins with or w/o Buckley voters but Trumpet needs Johnson voters.

Davo65
Davo65

Hannity to GOP leaders: ‘I’m getting a little sick and tired of all of you’
https://www.yahoo.com/news/hannity-trump-ryan-sick-tired-000000010.html

So here’s the excuse that will play out for the rest of the campaign. The ‘party of personal responsibility’ will accept none; and this is even before the debates. Time for any fence-sitters to move. Even the head trumpanzee knows this is going to be an epic loss.

Bart
Bart

GA Senate race a ‘dead heat’ – OCT 2014 – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/9/georgia-senate-race-in-a-dead-heat-poll/

Perdue trounces Nunn – 2 weeks after ‘dead heat’ poll – http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/04/david-perdue-trounces-michelle-nunn-in-georgia-senate-race

Polls, schmolls, they mean nothing this far out.

xdog
xdog

Come on, Bart. I agree it’s a long way to November but don’t sit there and say the polls are meaningless.

Bart
Bart

Polls are meaningless this far out. Olympics start tonight, kids go back to school, summer ends, debates happen, then maybe there will be some relevancy. The 2014 example I provided shows how meaningless polls can be even 2 weeks prior to a major statewide election.

Polls are news only because there is nothing else to talk about unless the media wants to actually discuss trivial matters like $400M being sent to Iran as ransom payment, the DNC subverting their own primary process leading to multiple firings or whatever Hillary lied about today, etc.

xdog
xdog

For the past year, Trump’s vote totals have pretty much followed his polling numbers. He loved to pull them out and wave them around at rallies. If you want to ignore the same polls now and pretend they’re meaningless because you don’t like what they say that’s your business, in the same way that you don’t have to take an umbrella when the forecast is for rain. But you know who to blame if you get wet.

Bart
Bart

Find a post where I referenced a poll to bolster my support of Trump, it didn’t happen. Polls are meaningless whether it shows a favorable or unfavorable result for the candidate in question. Nice diversion from real issues, meat for the media, but meaningless as indicated by the examples provided here and in a new post on this site.

Benevolus
Benevolus

They are meaningless as predictors, but they should be good indicators of where we are today.

blakeage80
blakeage80

A call center. Voxpro is opening a call center. Maybe I am underestimating those 500 jobs, but it doesn’t seem too much to get excited about. How many of those are full-time with benefits?