Washington Post suggests Rasmussen Reports is partisan
Scott Rasmussen speaks out on controversy
- Duration 4:30
- Date Sep 19, 2012
Scott Rasmussen speaks out on controversy
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-- the very same day a new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows the president's post convention bounce fading.
Scott practicing gets called out in the Washington Post piece.
He's on opposite.
That suggests -- polls are skewed.
Because the results don't always match those.
From other pollsters here to respond to the accusations Scott Rasmussen president of Rasmussen Reports and author of the book -- people's money.
They've got -- treat you sky apparently they've run out of people to attack and so now they're attacking you.
The headline it is Rasmussen the GOP's cure for the common poll they talk about how Democrats believe you are -- thinly veiled partisan.
Pollster confirm or deny.
Well I was a Democrat in 1980 you know as a Republican in 1979.
I haven't been either party since I guess I have to deny that went.
This whole thing is silly it's not about me are polls come out show this race is very close it is a toss up on the who's gonna win.
Every other poll is showing the same thing.
The only exception has been in that immediate post convention period when the president got a great balance and we show that bounces.
What what happened was and we did a segment on the show yesterday which talked about how.
At that many in the mainstream media went went -- for the NBC Marist poll that -- the president up seven points in Ohio up five Virginia five in Florida.
And then I raise the fact that your polling was showing him that much closer -- the -- -- one or two points and all those states.
Then we see a hit piece in the Washington Post.
I'd have Rasmussen is on reliable in partisan in an attacking you.
I want to just talk about.
The actual by the way and that's why they mention the Gallup poll which is a registered voters -- -- today.
That shows as you said earlier this week it's that that the races within one or two points they they show 4746 right now.
They show 4746.
From the president up by a point and that's among registered voters -- they were using a likely voter model they will be showing Mitt Romney had probably by three points.
Because Republicans are more engaged in this election.
One week right after the convention we found that the president had nice bounce was up by five points the Washington Post by the way.
At the same time showed was a one point race and they were actually two are right and I.
-- that's Hank breaking credits for the Democrats that was in 1980.
That should have made it affiliation coming out.
But they they -- it one of the criticisms is that you.
This is the quote routinely -- results for party identification and even Doug -- a -- -- they were saying Rasmussen.
Polls more Republicans -- has a -- to whom are Republicans explain that.
Can't we do wait for partisan identification because that whether you're Republican or Democrat is the best indicator of how you're going to vote.
We don't pull these numbers out of the air though we take a look our last six weeks of polling find out how many Republicans and Democrats are in the electorate.
And we use that -- our target -- continually updating.
Right have a -- -- in the State of New York which has more Democrats than Republicans you your -- would have more Democrats in the sample Republicans and vice Versa in in a state like Texas.
That's right in a nationally right now we're showing -- 38% Democrats 36%.
That's not nearly as good.
Mixes the Democrats had in 2008.
Not quite as good as Republicans had in 2004.
We'll talk about your your past performance because the proof is in the -- With regard to the 2008 presidential election.
Fordham political scientist did an analysis of 23 polling organizations.
Most -- seventeen of them overestimated Obama strength.
Rest -- -- and Q were perfectly in agreement with the actual.
Election result you got it right.
And in twenty -- the congressional mid terms you predicted that the Republicans -- -- 55 or more seats in the house and get 48 or 49 in the senate.
They won more than sixty house seats they won 47 in the senate.
And same thing back in 2004 UUQEE.
Within point 5% you projected bush would win fifty point 2% he got fifty point 7% of the -- so I think you stand by your accuracy.
Well -- -- what you do what you collect all of these -- what people say things because in December of 2009.
When we were showing the Republican wave we were the first to show that -- building.
A democratic strategist said.
If you believed Rasmussen numbers the Republicans would gain more than sixty seats in the house in 2010 and he said of course that's never going to happen but -- it.
Always interesting Scott is such a nice guy how -- they thought I feel like that -- nobody's ever going after you -- that's correct it's I'm a little sweeter to help.
Got great to see if they're losing -- --