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Old 01-23-2013, 23:41   #14
Andy W
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Originally Posted by Berto View Post
Consider also how polls are typically written to favor a forgone conclusion;

Do you favor

1) all anti gun legislation
2) most gun legislation
3) some gun legislation
4) a tiny bit of gun legislation
5) only a teensy tiny bit gun legislation
6) No gun legislation

If 60% answered anything but #6, it's a win for gun control.
As a political science major I know that if a poll is properly designed, there should be no answers "written to favor a forgone concluson." Gallup is also generally pretty well respected as an accurate polling firm. However, these answers are alarming and possibly suspect.
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