by Curt_Anderson on August 21, 2021 3:29 pm
When I've cited RCP it's say even RCP has Biden up. RCP includes Rasmussen in their aggregate. Rasmussen is notoriously biased toward Republicans. That's why it's Trump's favorite polling site. The few times the any polls had Trump at 50% it was a cinch that it was Rasmussen's poll.
Other than conservative websites and the like, most news organizations don't report results from Rasmussen because they conduct automated polls incorporating interactive voice response (IVR) that don't meet our polling standards. (IVR just means an automated voice conducts the poll rather than a human being.)
Seriously does anybody with a smartphone ever answer a call from an unknown number, much less one with an automated voice?
The main issue with IVR polling is who is being called, who responds and whether the overall sample is actually representative of the district, state or country being polled.
As the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) notes of the issues with IVR polling:
"First, there are specific state and federal laws that restrict, and even prohibit, certain kinds of automatic calling. For example, it is illegal to call mobile phone numbers using automated dialing methods. This could mean that the growing number of Americans who are only reachable by their mobile phone will not be represented in the sample unless they are dialed manually.
by HatetheSwamp on August 21, 2021 5:28 pm
Joe's definitely on a roll!