Gallup and Rasmussen are not good polling companies. They have flawed systems for polling, which is why they were both wrong on the presidential election, and badly, at that. PPP is hit or miss. I wouldn't take either Gallup or Rasmussen seriously until they rework the systems for how they poll people. (Rasmussen is currently undergoing a rework of their system, Gallup hasn't announced any plans to do so) There's a reason they're both generally weighted really lowly by statisticians like Nate Silver.
tmyk about polling companies
Edit: And all of them are better than American Research Group.
Yes, but this isnt about whther they got an election right, its whether they got a social question, interracial marriage, right. I think allup is closer to the markk on it than the PPP poll on it. Part of me wants to question why a question about interracial marriage is even in a poll about the presidential primaries. To me its blatantly obvious, they want to paint all southern republicans as racist with a question that was very likely not asked about its legality 9I had this poll call my house, and the interracial question was worded 'are you for ora against interracial marriages" which could be taken as a question of personal taste, like are you for or against marrying a fat person). Considering that its only 400 people polled, i dont really view it as representative.
And on presidential polls: http://www.gallup.com/poll/158444/americans-give-obama-better-odds-win-election.aspx
I know that gallup was not saying romney would win, though the race did get closer toward the end.
That said, the gallup poll on interracial marriages matches what I have seen regarding it, most people support it, some do not, but i have never run into a place where half oppose interracial marriages and want them illegal.
PPP is linked with daily kos and seiu, and was founded by a democratic polster, so it is far from unbiased either.
Southern hospitality is a fucking myth. All it is is a farce to make themselves look "morally superior" which blatantly shows in the pro-southerners in this thread.
So yeah, fuck the south, the southerners, and the confederacy.
No one is talking of southern hospitality. Sotherners can be real assholes too. Who said anythng about the confederacy either? That was 200 years ago. But nice to see naked bigotry and prejudice toward an entire group of people based on nothing more than their geographic location. That sure is enlightened.