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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:29 PM
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Do you consider this a "push poll"
I understand the value of internet polls, but this thing on CNN bothers me. Its in how the question is phrased of course"

"Where do you stand on Israel's response to rocket attacks on its territory?"

Justified 61% 34222
Condemnable 39% 22023
Total Votes: 56245

www.cnn.com right hand side, about half way down the page.

They might have phrased the question something like "Where do you stand on Israel's attack on Gaza" and got what I would expect to be a much different result.
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Duckhunter935 Donating Member (777 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:31 PM
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1. Fair question
They would not have to respond if the rocket attacks had not been going on for weeks now
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:33 PM
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2. The key to success in american politics is never to ask Why they rocket Israel.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:37 PM
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3. Remember--
If the French will not shoot at the Germans, the Germans will not shoot at the French!

As written on a bilboard placed across from the Maginot line just before the German invasion of France.
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Duckhunter935 Donating Member (777 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:39 PM
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5. Both sides are at fault
I agree Israel responds with too much force. It is hard not to when you are firing and storing munitions and rockets from civilian ares. But who attacked Isreal in the past 60 years? Did not Israel pull out of Gaza? Did not Israel just open the border again for aid? Does Egypt open the border? Both sides are at fault but I only hear one side around here.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:47 PM
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8. " Does Egypt open the border?"
No.
See: current headline :

Egyptians open fire on Palestinians

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:55 PM
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10. Sure wasn't much (any?) MSM coverage
of Hamas lobbing grenades into groups of Christians approaching Bethlehem to observe Christmas there. Nor was there mention of Hamas enacting Sharia law to punish perceived enemies of Islam with crucifixion. And that's just THIS past week.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:43 PM
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6. Haven't you heard?
One side attacks for NO REASON.
The other side attacks because it MUST.

Guess which 'side' this explanation comes from??
:eyes:

The slack-jawed idiocy of 90% of the crap spewed about this is disgusting.


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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:58 PM
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11. Weeks? Try years
Just look it up... you can find stories about these rocket attacks almost from the day Israel evacuated the territory.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:38 PM
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4. No, not really. Here's how I would have asked the question
I had 8 years in polling...

An accurate survey would do split sampling with different language.

For a quick, short question, it's not too bad.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:44 PM
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7. Let's all truck on over there and push right back, then.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 01:50 PM
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9. All it demonstrates
is that over 34,000 agree with collective punishment which is a crime against humanity.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-08 03:16 PM
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12. I think of a push poll as beginning with "If you knew that...
...what would you think?" The way I understand it is that a push poll leads with information of some kind that the interviewee may not have known, and now that he/she knows, how would they respond.

The above in the OP sounds fair.
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