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Wilkow!': Scott Rasmussen Breaks Down How Polls Can Go Awry


With campaign and election 2012 coverage drawing to a real end Monday with President Obama's second inauguration, media focus turns back to the work at hand on Capitol Hill.

A new Rasmussen survey shows that 62 percent of Americans favor across-the-board spending cuts. That includes every program of the federal government, according to the survey. Only 57 percent though think those cuts are likely.

How much stock though should we take in polls moving forward?

We all remember polling discrepancies in the final months of the campaign, and how things ended up panning out. How can pollsters often find such different results from each other, and then different results from the actual political outcomes?

Scott Rasmussen joined 'Wilkow!' Monday to discuss the motivations of certain pollsters, and why the makeup of polls can skew the results and distance them from the true public opinion:

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