Notable Quote: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." – Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)
Perhaps we should add a fourth kind: Public opinion polls. Given the media’s penchant for polling the populace on just about anything and everything these days (got to have plenty of fodder for the 24-hour news cycle, you know)…perhaps it warrants taking a closer look at how some of the poll questions are phrased, and how much credence should be given to their published results.
The following is a great article from World Magazine…Tricky poll questions skew what Americans believe about the war in Iraq