Interesting weird thing.

I saw an ad on youtube polling people to see how they’d vote and clicked it out of curiosity and it asked for your email and your zip code, then it would give you the state by state results.  I, knowing this was a trick to get my email and send me oodles of spam, was going to click “back” like any sensible denizen of the internet.  But I figured what the hell and entered my zip and the fake email “” (mailinator’s a great website for this sort of thing, though I usually use one of their alt domains as the main one tends to be blocked).  Anyway, so I get the “election results” and with the exception of the district of columbia the map is entirely red:

Apparently republicans give their email address to spammers at a rate of 2 to 1.  Maybe conservatives are less tech savvy?  Or maybe they know to give fake emails?  Or they want more strongly to see some evidence their side is winning?  Or maybe some conservative website skewed the results by linking to it? 

This is odd because internet polls tend to not be conservative leaning.

Anywho, thought I’d share.

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4 Responses to Interesting weird thing.

  1. TheSutraDude says:

    i watched a discussion about how and why the far right “bubble of denial” is necessarily about denying facts. a few denials brought up: 1. Obama is not really the President (birthers). 2. the polls showing Obama’s lead strengthening are a systematic liberal conspiracy. keep in mind the polls showing Obama pulling ahead include FOX and Rasmussen polls, both conservative leaning polls.  3. global warming is the great conspiracy being committed by liberal scientists. this is an easier conspiracy theory to defend because while the results of the election are now 39 days away the results of global warming might not reach full impact for 100 years. 4. fact checkers represent a liberal conspiracy. Romney pollster Neil Newhouse recently saidthe Romney campaign is “not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.” Romney himself scoffed at fact checkers, calling them liberals. fact checkers check the accuracy of statements and like polling firms rely on consistent performance in doing so to stay in business. i could go on but you get the point. 

  2. agnophilo says:

    @TheSutraDude – Yeah, was thinking of much of that myself.  What was the romney fact-check scoff?  I know the pollster quote but what is the second one?@LydJaGillers – Yeah, I thought it was interesting.  Maybe it’s because conservatives on the internet haven’t been online as long : )

  3. TheSutraDude says:

    @agnophilo – Romney also called fact checkers biased when he was asked about his ad claiming Obama got rid of work for welfare. fact checkers were all over that and of course Obama did not get rid of the program. i believe the Washington Post gave the ad 4 Pinocchios. 

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