Yep, one post in and already a Bush bash- an unbeatable record!posted by hincandenza at 3:26 PM on June 21, 2001
In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.
Q.8F2 Do you happen to know which political party has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives?
Don't Know/Refused: 35%
Holgate: Right on- polls can be used to promote almost any agenda, but as UncleFes pointed out some critical questions need to be asked about any poll, and the web has enabled to actually see the questions asked and how they are scored. I recall the bizarreness of the Gallup polls during the pre-election days and how increasingly I and many others began to question just how the heck they were getting such wildly fluctuating and inconsistent numbers...posted by hincandenza at 3:54 PM on June 21, 2001
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