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megimoo
03-02-2011, 04:24 AM
A New York Times/CBS News poll never lets you down. Today’s survey features a skewed sample (36 percent Democratic, 26 percent Republican), tricky questions, and an emphasis on results likely to thrill liberals and Democrats.

While other polls have Democrats and Republicans roughly even in party identification, the Times/CBS poll gives Democrats a 10-percentage point edge.

Also, 20 percent of those questioned have a union member in their household and 25 percent have a government employee. Those are considerably higher percentages of union members and government workers than actually exist in the country.


http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/skewed-public-sector-union-poll-ignores-reality_552708.html

Wei Wu Wei
03-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Why does the poll need to have equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans?

The poll is looking to be representative of the population at large, not a 50-50 split between Dems and Reps


A New York Times/CBS News poll never lets you down. Today’s survey features a skewed sample (36 percent Democratic, 26 percent Republican), tricky questions, and an emphasis on results likely to thrill liberals and Democrats.

While other polls have Democrats and Republicans roughly even in party identification, the Times/CBS poll gives Democrats a 10-percentage point edge.

Random samples don't always come up perfectly even you dimwit.



Also, 20 percent of those questioned have a union member in their household and 25 percent have a government employee. Those are considerably higher percentages of union members and government workers than actually exist in the country.

Yes that's because there are more relatives of unions members than there are actual union members because, hold on to your hat on this one, because often times union members have families.