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Interesting Poll Numbers
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:12:25 pm »
Talk about conflicting internally:

While Americans (at least the ones who take the polls, which is dependent on location and other variables, of course) are currently in favor (or sitting on the fence) of new laws, mag bans, gun show laws etc.......... an overwhelming majority 74% of the same folks are against handgun bans.


Here is a link to one page with all the polls..... the second is for the main article on the handgun poll alone.

Sounds like many 'handgun only' owners out there are getting to be like the "Zumbo Fudds"....... do what you want with other peoples guns, but leave mine alone.

Hypocrites...... sheep........ bastards.    >:(

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Interesting Poll Numbers
« on: December 27, 2012, 12:12:25 pm »


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Re: Interesting Poll Numbers
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 01:06:54 pm »
Could be that their mental image is of machine guns firing 1000s of round....ala the mini-gun in Terminator.
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Re: Interesting Poll Numbers
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:08:09 pm »
Pollsters are like, (in many cases they are ) media outlets.
So they make the same dumb mistakes.
They manipulate the questions to get the result they want but then neglect to manipulate related data
Kind of like the unemployment numbers.


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Re: Interesting Poll Numbers
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 06:33:11 pm »
... They manipulate the questions to get the result they want ...

That is SO true... poll results are worthless unless you also analyze both the sample set and the questions asked.  Simple (but exaggerated) example - let's say I make ice cream and want to reach customers who are trying to eat a little healthier.  I pay a company to take a poll so I can use the results in national advertising.  The pollsters come up with the following question:

Which of the following choices do you think is the healthiest:
a) double meat cheeseburger,
b) extra large order of french fries,
c) 3 ounce serving of ice cream

When the results come in and I find that 80% of the respondents chose (c) then I can say in my advertising, "According to a recent national survey, 4 out of 5 people think eating ice cream is healthy."  The numbers back it up but it hides the fact that the question was rigged.

Dishonest pollsters should be tarred and feathered.  >:(