Friday, October 3, 2008

Trying to Pick the Winner

People should definitely vote for whomever they believe to be the better candidate. I don't get people who try to get on the bandwagon and vote for the "winner."

I'm not so convinced that Obama is as far ahead as the polls indicate. For whatever reason, polls seem to undercount Republicans. I've heard some theories about this from statisticians:

  1. Republicans are less likely to talk to pollsters.

  2. Evangelicals vote more faithfully than other groups.

  3. People say that they are going to vote for Obama in order to seem "enlightened" even if they really plan on voting for McCain.