That’s what I always do. For examply, Ankle Biting Pundits has this to say about the new Ipsos-AP Poll, which is leading all the tv/radio news hours:
Take a gander at Questions 2 a. – d. in the toplines of the Ipsos poll (PDF). Of the 79% of respondents who are registered to vote, almost half (49%) describe themselves as “strongly Democrat” or “moderately Democrat,” whereas only 39% describe themselves as “strongly Republican” or “moderately Republican.”
As for the 21% of respondents who aren’t even registered to vote? Well, not to sound rude, but who really cares what they think?
Question D1c. demonstrates that Ipsos surveyed almost twice as many 18-34 year olds (31%) as they did 65-and-olders (17%). That’s not right.
Question D14 is curious, too. 14% of respondents make less that $15,000 per year?
Why didn’t they just survey the staff of the DNC?
You mean they didn’t?
Polls are so easily manipulated, by anyone, on either side, who wants to do the manipulating, they are really not worth paying attention to, and they are certainly not a means by which anyone should govern.
If I were a pollster, though, I would want to do something objectively and statistically fair rather more often than less, for my own credibility. It helps, come an election year.