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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 03:16 PM
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92. It depends upon the poll and how the results are reported. Also, polls are as much a way of
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 03:22 PM by No Elephants
shaping opinion as they are a means of accurately reflecting it.

I may love Politician X, but reading every week that a majority of people polled, especially if they are polling Democrats, think Politician X is crooked is likely to lower my opinion of Politician X.

Besides, polls measure the tip of the iceberg, as it were. People may just as well be asked, "Are you buying the view of the OWS movement that corporate media has been trying so hard to sell you?"
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