This is a reproduction of some fairly epic ranting that I did on a remarkably heavy-handed Bloomberg National Politics poll that apparently dropped today. The short version: if there is a better example of how blatantly slanted questions can get the results that you want out of a poll, it is not immediately coming to mind. I don’t know who commissioned this particular survey, but whoever he or she was, he or she did the pollster no professional favors by demanding that particular wording. It’s pretty bad.
Seriously, Yes, Minister is always apropos for any discussion of politics. Dare I say, essential? …Yes. Yes, I dare.
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Moe Lane (crosspost)