I just watched the CBS game show Power of 10 hosted by Drew Carey and was shocked by one of the poll results. For those of you who don’t know the show, basically the show polls people ahead of time and asks them how they feel about a certain question or issue. Then a contestant has to guess, within a range, how people responded.
The show makes a point of telling us that the polls are national and do not reflect any one area of the country or segment of the population. I cannot verify that of course, although the website does assure us the polls are conducted by a professional polling organization. (See note below.)
Tonight, the last question was about Iraq. The poll taken asked a supposedly national sample whether the U.S. should stay in Iraq to “finish the war.” Continue reading »