Tribute to the Military

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Left Poll

"Nothing is more dangerous than to live in the temperamental atmosphere of a Gallup Poll, always taking one's temperature." - Winston Churchill

Polls seem to be all that the Democrats have to go on, at times. Former President Clinton ran his Presidency on polling.

The latest polls to hit the news last week were the CBS poll and the Zogby poll. The former indicated what we already know: That President Bush's approval rating is in the tanker. And that it was at an all-time low of 34%. What the poll doesn't tell you is that Democrats were oversampled, by about 2 to 1. Then there is the troop poll. Hugh Hewitt the other day, had on John Zogby, who didn't like answering any of Hugh's questions, and consequently hung up on him. (A number of his guests from the Left side of the field have been doing that to him lately). Go here to see the documentation on how the poll was conducted; and here for the audio and transcript of Hugh's interview.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Good post. We should always question polls. Polls and stats can be manipulated into saying whatever the interviewer wants to hear. I am loggin in through a public computer and my blogger id is not showing up.

R/ Bos'un