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November 20, 2012
Dean Chambers, the man behind UnskewedPolls, admitted following a tough election that he’d been wrong on his premise that polls systematically underrated GOP challenger Mitt Romney. A couple weeks of reflection, however, and Chambers is back in action. He claims the president is little more than Barack O’Fraudo, having won four states (Ohio, Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania) through malfeasance. As to whether he still finds Nate Silver too skinny and effeminate to be trusted on numerical matters, that’s an open question. source
19:02 // 1 year ago
November 8, 2012
He has lost a lot of credibility, as far as I’m concerned. He did a lot of surveys. A lot of those surveys were wrong.
"Unskewed" pollster Dean Chambers • Discussing his results in light of the election — and, in this particular quote, calling out pollster Scott Rasmussen for his poor results. Chambers, who “unskewed” the polls to balance out apparent Democratic biases, admitted his failings, point blank, to Business Insider: ”Nate Silver was right, and I was wrong.” At least he was willing to admit it.
9:09 // 1 year ago