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Fake or selectively massaged statistics published in the interest of supporting a particular narrative. Based on techniques from "How to Lie with Statistics."
Rasmussen Statistics include positive poll selection, house bias and sampling distortion and are generally inaccurate and counter factual.
Named for celebrity pollster Scott Rasmussen who selectively did not poll PA-12 because he knew the liberal candidate would win.
Rasmussen statistics are often cited by teabaggers, conservatives, and other followers of the Tea Party Movement....for example, "the Tea Party Movement is bipartisan and multi-racial" is an example of Rasmussen Statistics.
by matoko_chan May 20, 2010
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