Is there a way to upload a spreadsheet to FR for members to download?
I have made a spread sheet to allow me to play with the polls. Here’s how it works, When they publish the poll internals, they often don’t tell you directly the sample breakout IOW the % of D/R/I in their poll, however they usually do tell you the % of D’s for Obama,Romney and other/undecided, they do the same for the R’s and I’s.
The spreadsheet allows you to plug in the numbers and then the sample size for D/R/I in 2008 the diff between R & D’s was +7.6 D, in 2010 it was even between D & R, currently (8/2012) Ras has the party identity at +4 R,
You plug in the turnout model possibilities and it computes the vote.
The interesting part is that many polls I have plugged into my spreadsheet say the same thing.
That is the number of dems & pubs voting for their candidate are identical, the Indies are double digits for Romney (CNN & CBS/NYT this week for example)
The only difference in these polls is the turnout model used.....!!!!!!!!!!!!
If someone can tell me how to up load the file IMO it would be useful for Freepers to understand the poll game the media is playing.
In Excel, you can "Save As" and select html as the format.
Then you can open the html file in a browser by double clicking it. Then view the source code in your browser. Then you can copy-paste the source code into the FreeRepublic message-editing window.
To view the source code in Explorer, go to View > Source.
To view the source code in FireFox, right-click and select View Page Source.