The Stupidest Poll Question of the Day

By: Monday November 17, 2014 7:18 pm

In general I love polls, but they can be a clear example of the ‘garbage in garbage out’ problem. If the poll question is bad it tells you nothing useful and this poll question in the USA Today survey is really bad.


Last Month’s Anti-Pot Poll in Colorado Appears to Have Been a Fluke

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Last month prohibitionists aggressively highlighted a Suffolk poll showing a majority of likely midterm voters in Colorado don’t support the new marijuana law, but now it looks increasingly clear that poll result was a fluke.

Has There Been a Drop in Support for Marijuana Legalization?

By: Friday September 26, 2014 3:01 pm

Opponents of marijuana legalization recently seized on two polls in an effort to make a case there is some backlash against legalization, a local Colorado poll by Suffolk University and a national poll Public Religion Research Institute. Let’s look at both of these.

A Year of Negative Ratings for Obama

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 6:20 pm

Today makes a rather problematic anniversary for President Obama. It was one year ago today that Gallup conducted their last tracking poll which actually found Obama with a positive job approval rating.

After Legalization Votes, Marijuana Use Down Slightly Among Teens

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:09 pm

Since voters in two states legalized and regulated marijuana for adults, the use rate among teens is effectively unchanged. The electorate’s support for marijuana reform didn’t cause a spike in youth consumption.

Country Is Divided About Having a Divided Congress

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 12:30 pm

The American people are fairly ambivalent about whether it is better to have one party control of both houses of Congress, or not. Roughly a third think one party control is better, another third think a divided Congress is preferable and the rest think it makes no different or don’t have an opinion.

ACA Poll Numbers Drop After Implementation

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 2:15 pm

Americans have now had direct experience with the coverage expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act for a full two months and during this time disapproval of the law actually increased.

Christie’s Popularity Drops After Scandals, Told to Step Down From RGA by Ken Cuccinelli

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 7:40 am

As Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s staff is interviewed by the FBI to find out whether or not the Christie Administration tried to leverage Sandy Aid to help out a politically connected real estate development firm in Hoboken, new polling indicates the scandals are taking their toll on Governor Chris Christie. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Institute Poll Christie is now to pre-Sandy response popularity levels and for the first time in a longtime his favorability rating has dropped below 50%

Liberals Are on the Rise

By: Friday January 10, 2014 7:35 am

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of self-identified liberals over the past decade.

Poll: United States Seen As Greatest Threat To World Peace In 2013

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 10:47 am

Once again the United States has topped the list in a world opinion poll as the biggest threat to world peace. Apparently the War On Terror has succeeded in making people terrified of us. The disclosures of NSA’s plan for global information awareness by whistleblower Edward Snowden probably did not help things much either.

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