March 22, 2010

CNN polls 608 Glenn Beck viewers

Death panels, Joseph Stalin unpopular, survey reveals
Interviews with 1,030 adult Americans conducted by telephone on March 19-21, 2010.

As you may [sic] know, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are trying to pass [this was pre-vote and pre-euphoria] final legislation that would make major changes in the country’s health care system. Based on what you [may] have read or heard about [or not] that legislation, do you generally favor it or generally oppose it?

Favor 39%
Oppose 59%
That's about the most unhelpfully counterproductive question you could ask in a survey as it presumes not one iota of familiarity with the very subject the respondent is being asked to speak about.

It's like asking, based on what you know of biology, did Jesus ride a dinosaur? Needless to say top-of-the-masthead commentator Charlie Sykes of the "nonpartisan" "polling" outfit WPRI finds it compelling.

CNN Opinion Research (.pdf; 7 pgs.)

1 comment:

Jay Bullock said...

And of the "oppose," 13% oppose it because it is not liberal enough.