Rasmussen vs. Every other poll…

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It’s hard to know what to make of the polls heading into November 6th’s monumental election. The media would have you believe that Barack Obama has his re-election in the bag. However, there is as much as an 11 point difference between some polls in the same state taken on the same day.

This morning on the radio program, Stu pointed out that if you look at all of the different polling data, things do not look good for Mitt Romney. However, if you live in the world where you only believe Rasmussen Reports (also known as “Pat’s World”) things look a bit more positive for Romney.

Rasmussen, after-all, was the most accurate pollster during the 2008 elections.

Rasmussen has Romney at +3 in Iowa and only down by 2 in Nevada. In Wisconsin, other most show the GOP’s nominee largely behind, Rasmussen however, has him down by only 3 points.

According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that came out on the same day as Rasmussen’s did in Iowa, Obama is leading by 8.

That’s an 11 point difference between two different polls released on the same day in the same state.

“At this point you just don’t know,” Stu said.

Pat, who is convinced that Romney can’t be losing as bad as the ‘non-Rasmussen’ polls claim, joked that “something sinister must be going on.”

“I don’t know if it’s the methodology, I don’t know if it’s the way they’re asking the questions, I don’t know if it’s the bias of the people taking them,” Pat said, but he’s not buying it.

Glenn chimed in and shared a conversation he had with Pastor John Hagee the previous night regarding the election. Like Pat, Hagee was extremely optimistic about Romney’s chance in November.

Hagee is encouraging that Americans participate in a 40 day fast and prayer being organized by a few organizations, which begins on the 28th and ends on election day. He believes that if America turns to God, He will help lead the country down the right path.

Glenn encouraged listeners to participate in the prayer/fast as he believes the country is in need of divine providence.

“Change the course of the future.”

  • Anonymous

    Writing articles and making comments in website and Fox news isn’t reaching majority of Americans who are clueless about the biased media and how they are twisting the facts in favor of Pres Obama. I think it time for Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to hold rallies all over America to condemn media bias…let us call it Day of Outrage against the Media.

    Glenn, Sarah and the Tea Party has been maligned by the Main Stream Media. Now is the best time to make noise and further expose the Main Stream Media as Obama sellouts.

    If not now, when?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The majority of polls tend to slant in favor of Democrats who respond to them; and yet I hear, contrary to most polls, many Democrats who are latino or african-american that they will not vote for Obama; even the preachers I deal with and other groups are even now turning more and more upon him.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Pray for his will to be done.

  • Anonymous

    Good idea. Let’s all fast for 40 days!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    HIS will is already being done – look how He restrained the Democrats from even more damage during the first two years of Obamas term; and now how much and how fast the truth of Obamas scandles is coming out despite the best efforts to keep it under wraps by the left.

    I have the feeling Obama is going to be in store for a very rude October surprise from God, as events are pointing to a major detonation of his scandles and the coverups coming. Again this is a feeling, yet its one I have when such is about to happen.

    What is to be shall be as it is meant to be.

    May the truth come out in full O’Lord for all to see and comprehend.

  • Washington76

    After all we did build them!

    Reality Check: One on One with President Obama, Why Is The U.S. Supporting Al Qaeda In Syria? Be sure and pay close attention starting at the 50 second mark. You will not hear this anywhere but from this reporter!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrerl8EwqH0&feature=plcp

  • new2la

    God always has the last word. Count me in, I can do with some weight loss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtopps1 Jeffery Topps

    At some point, we have to admit the Romney is nehind. Why Obama gets the support he does is directly related to the dumbing down of our electorate over the years. That, and we live in a celebrity culture that is skewing everything we see and hear. Obama is a celebrity, he’s not a leader. Letterman drools over him as do the rest of the Left. As more of us are interested in Kate What’s-her-names nude photos and less care about the torture and murder of four Americans in Libya, we are headed over the cliff toward the town of Totalitarianism. Sheeple being led to the slaughter.

  • http://twitter.com/ldnor9 WILBUR STALKER

    Polls are coming out each day, and many compromise the ones before it. heheeh I think the Dan Rathers are working overtime to suck the American folks into a lose mode for Mitt

  • Anonymous

    These negative polls want the Independant and Repiublicans to give up. Then They figure why bother to vote and BO wins by default. The darn Electoral College has me really scared.

  • Anonymous

    I find Beck & Hagee’s philosophy of a God who will intervene in the US elections quite intriguing. Can anyone help me understand it? They say: if we pray hard enough, God will step in and make Obama lose. And it’s God’s will that Romney should win. So why doesn’t God just end the suspense and zap Obama with a lightning bolt or such? And why did God let Obama win in 2008? If God wants to direct the election outcome, why did he let a lame candidate like Romney get nominated? Why not reanimate Ronald Reagan?

    And what happens if (as seems likely here in the world of reality) Obama wins? What does that mean? Does that mean that Hagee and Beck were wrong – it really is God’s will that Obama should be President? Does that mean God is a Socialist? Why would God ignore the prayers of Beck, Hagee and their followers? What is God trying to tell them? And do they think that perhaps God just hasn’t made up his mind about 2012, and needs them to help him decide who should win?

    If anyone can help explain these issues I would be most appreciative. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.cummings.12979 Susan Cummings

    The explanation is that you are not honest in your own questioning, and so too, with your faith. If you should blog, then please do so with some intelligence and not look down at the others, as if you hold some deep dark secret. I know what your secret is, and how dark it is as well.

  • Anonymous

    We had Operation Can You Hear Us Now in Oct. 2009. Time for another one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kym-van-der-Linden/100000287275888 Kym van der Linden

    You are absolutely right! The time is now. This election is too important. Glenn, Palin and the Tea Party need to have rallies to remove Obama in Nov. The American people need to know the truth, the failed policies under Obama, leading from behind, the scandals, etc…
    Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party need to unite to remove Obama. We all need to be a team player in order to be successful; otherwise, Obama will get reelected. This is not the time to criticize Romney and his team. If you have something to say, call the Romney team and work with them. Don’t be like Peggy Noonan. This is tactically naive. We need to win the presidency in Nov., and when you provide ideas and insults on TV, the Obama team will use it against Romney. This is not a TEAM player!
    Glenn is doing a GREAT job letting the American know Obama’s 4 years of failure. THANK YOU for ALL of YOUR HARD Work !!! Help and fight to win in Nov. for our country !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kym-van-der-Linden/100000287275888 Kym van der Linden

    We need to do our part as well. Action speaks louder than words. This election is too important. We all need to make sure we spread the words, and get people to vote, and replace Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for your reply. I don’t quite get the point, but thank you anyway. “Deep dark secret?” Not sure what that means. My questions are honest and not looking down at anyone — I don’t believe in an interventionist God, and I’d like to understand the reasoning of those who do. Simple as that. If one does believe that God intervenes in the petty affairs of mankind, then surely one must think about and wonder how God decides how to intervene .. and why .. and which candidate he favors .. and what it means when he doesn’t intervene as we’d prefer. Otherwise, isn’t praying for intervention just an empty platitude? Seriously — Beck has clearly asserted as a fact that God is on the side of the right in this election. So if Romney loses — what is God telling you?

    If you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to hear what my secret is and how dark. I’m very curious. Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581834054 Ginny Auldridge

    look up America Needs Fatima rosary rally, all over our country we will be praying in public places for the blessings our nation needs, at noon saturday october 13, look it up for your local Rally Captain [I am hosting Griffith Indiana

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.mann2 Chuck Mann

    ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 88 minutes to the Romney tape about the 47% that made up all or a portion of 42 total stories.

    In contrast, when the tape emerged of Obama stating he was in favor of “redistribution” of wealth, they spent only 6 minutes 28 seconds over eight stories.

    This is a 13 to 1 ratio.

    An objective media seems to be a thing of the past. It is very simple why we have such media bias… especially MSNBC.

    1) NBC is owned by GE.
    2) Jeffrey Immelt is the CEO of GE.
    3) In 2009, Immelt was appointed as a member to the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

  • Anonymous

    I know what to make of the polls. All of the polls are bogus. I remember the Reagan-Mondale election that showed Mondale ahead in the polls. We know how that turned out. Remember the exit polls of the Bush-Kerry election. These are polls taken of people who had just voted. Those exit polls showed Kerry as the winner. NOT! Polls are all BS. If we get out and vote, then Marxist Obama will be defeated in a LANDSLIDE. I predict that he will not even carry his home state of Illinois.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be scared of the Electoral College. It was one of the greatest ideas that our Founders developed. If we did not have the Electoral College then Gore would have been President. Without the Electoral College you would have both coasts of the USA determining who will be the President.

  • new2la

    I have always trusted Scott’s polling; The man has integrity.

  • new2la

    Read the Bible so as to see where the majority is coming from.

  • new2la

    That can work both ways. People with have their brains tied behind their backs will not stay home no matter what the polls say.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZE2DNWMXG54KFJY4HT4RXXCOFU Studmuffin Emperor Czar Sir

    Susan, rather than follow the straw-man argument that “the question is dishonest”, why not simply answer the question. Looking down on others is to dismiss them, accusing them of having “dark secrets”. Such condescending attitudes are part-and-parcel with the pseudo-intellectual excuse called apologetics employed by the modern evangelical church.

    EHattSwank asks legitimate questions that are debated amongst theology students, in more interesting church classes, and by people who daily wrestle with the question of whether there is a God that takes interest in the daily lives of people. Evading them in the manner you’ve done is not insulting to the questioner, but to yourself, for you have done the same thing as you likely accuse Obama of doing when he denigrates those who cling to God and guns, and Reid when he proclaimed without proof that Romney hadn’t paid taxes for at least ten years.

    It’s old, it’s tired and it’s dishonest to answer like you did, and EHattSwank replied in a far classier manner than your small-minded, arrogant, and rather bitter attack. The bait was put out, you hit it hard in proverbial “hook-line-sinker” fashion. Not only that, you did it with pride and judgment that Biblically is not yours to usurp. (Go ahead, please tell me where a “believer” have been appointed to “know” the deep, dark secrets of any other person. Of course you’ll have to temporarily ignore quite a bit of 1 Corinthians to make your point.)

    Now you will respond that I’m a liberal, that I’ve also got dark secrets, and other ridiculous garbage, I’m sure. And others will pile on with the negative arrows. Big deal. I’m voting Romney/Ryan for economic reasons, for social reasons, for reasons of foreign policy and because I believe this administration is Nixonian-on-steroids. The very same people who so hated what Nixon did not only look the other way with Obama, but embrace the enemies list approach in a manner that makes Nixon look like an amateur.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHETWQlwxfg&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Rahm Kota

    Everyone in my area knows even gay people here are sick of his B.S.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2V7QJYYIJ2IO2KDQKJ6HTZAJMA WILDMAN

    The MSM is trying to convince Romey voters that all is lost. Iknow that I & many of my friends plan to vote on Election Day for Romney/Ryan.

  • Dee

    God is in control. It says in 2Peter “For the Lord’s sake, accept the authority of every human institution, where of the king as supreme or governors as SENT by HIM to punish those who do wrong and praise those who do right. It is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish.” God is in control but he hasn’t changed since the days of Moses – He wants us to talk to Him. Just like a parent doesn’t only want to hear from the child when they need something, the parent wants to have a relationship with the child. So Christ wants a functioning relationship with us. Not some throw the dice through prayer but a breathing, loving relationship.

  • Anonymous

    Come on glenn, you now have dish 212, more people that listen, lets start yelling.

  • Anonymous

    I hope you are right anyone that does not want GOD on their platform can not be good for america.

  • johanna

    …there is a movement on facebook to address the media bias, and we need all of your help…including Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, Tea Party etc. it’s a group called Rage Against The Media (#RageAgainstTheMedia). We are putting together a massive cross country protest at media sites throughout the US on Oct. 20th. Go join the group and be part of history…this is gonna be big! Our message is to call out the main stream media on how they distort facts and cater to Obama… please spread the word!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VDWRZ7AG2NKCVH6XV65X4XCSA4 swkw

    Bottom line is we all need to get out and VOTE! Don’t assume anything.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

  • Anonymous

    The media the Demoncrat do not want the truth they want skewed polls where Chairman “O” is beating Romney they want their people to think they are supporting a winner and they want to discourage you and any that sit on the fence that Romney has any hope to win…… Most Americans want to be associated with a winner NOT the underdog….. so their hope is to turn the sheep into voters for their side and discourage you to the point that it is hopeless and you might as well stay home and not vote at all…. Well this can work on their side also…. some may stay home figuring the win is in the bag….that is why every one of our vote counts will this be a win for Romney the way it was for Bush the second term? I hope so! lets send a message to the Demoncrats that their policies will not stand in the White House or in the Senate or the house….. may we get people into these offices that are dedicated to the people and to turning the country around people who are not in it for power but for the betterment of our country and the prosperity of it’s people. God save the Republic!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry double post