Polls VS Polls VS Polls

    Variation on a theme of Mad Magazine Spy VS Spy VS Spy.

Many in the media conduct polls to create a story which causes opinions to shift in one way or another.

I think that in order to put pols in context one should also publish a poll on the other organizations responsible for an opinion, EG:

  1. The President's Job Approval
  2. Congress' Job Approval
  3. The Judiciary's Job Approval
  4. Media Job Approval
  5. Conservatives, Liberals, Democrat's, Republicans job approvals
  6. My family's job approval
  7. Other Countries' Job Approvals
     & finally 
       8.  The World's Job Approval rating
  

A poll is an OPINION - actually a SNAPSHOT of OPINIONS in TIME - at least publish ALL of the context.

Note to self & poll takers:  My OPINION as to whether Iran will get a nuclear bomb is of NO value to anyone except myself & maybe not then.  I am not a spy. I am not Iranian. I am no closer to the source of sufficient information to decide that question than my dog is - WAKE UP!


Tags

  1. polls
  2. job approval
  3. politics

Comments


Mark de LA says
M 2006-03-27 06:26:13 3165
I wonder if I could commission a poll whose outcome is "80% of the adult population is stupid for believing in polls" ? "20% of the population knows they are stupid for believing in polls but believe in polls anyway!" 


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