Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quote of the Day (January 1, 2011)

David Shedlock at Caffeinated Thoughts:
"A recent Clarus poll was apparently designed to promote the candidacies of moderate Mitt Romney and liberal Michael Bloomberg, and diss Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin. Just below, has to be one of the worst polling questions in the history of presidential politics:
'If you had to pick between the two––would you prefer the next Republican presidential candidate be a moderate conservative who has a good chance of beating Barack Obama …or… someone who is an outspoken conservative who has only a fair chance of beating Barack Obama?'
The question pairs ideas in a manner deliberately created to push one kind of candidate over another. Notice that the moderate candidate is presented as having a good chance to beat Obama while the conservative is only given a fair chance... Polls like these are not only unscientific, they are downright deceitful."
- JP

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