Friday, May 05, 2006

Glenn Greenwald & Argumentum ad Populum

Charles points to this bit of sniffery from lefty Glenn Greenwald in defense of Ray McGovern

Ever notice that The Left is OBSESSED with polls?

"Bush is wrong! 68% of the country says so!"

Pointing out that the only polls that actually matter happen every two, four, and six years actually causes steam to come from their ears.

Also, pointing out how polls can be manipulated through oversampling Democrats and slanting the phrasing of questions, or the order of questions, will not make them hug you, either.


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