Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"Yet Another Democrat-Skewed Poll"

From Newsbusters:
It seems the closer we get to Election Day, the more polls we’re going to be subjected to that over-sample Democrats. The latest entrant comes from Newsweek (hat tip to Stop The ACLU). In this one, 24 percent more Democrats were surveyed than Republicans.

Frankly, I have no interest in sharing any of the results from this survey, for if a polling agency can’t create a sample that accurately reflects the electorate, why should anybody care about the data it produces?

Maybe more importantly, why would a news organization pay for such results? After all, there are now 300 million people in America. It shouldn’t be hard to find equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats to answer questions, especially when the total sample is only 1,000.

In this instance, as reported by Reuters: 282 Republicans were questioned versus 349 Democrats and 330 Independents. As such, assuming it was important for the sample to accurately reflect the electorate, telemarketers could have smiled and dialed for another hour or two to make sure that was the case. In fact, a media outlet concerned with the integrity of the data it is disseminating would demand and pay for nothing less.

Of course, as these are the same media that subscribe to the junk science involved in advancing global warmingism, we shouldn’t be at all surprised by their love for junk math when it comes to polls that assist them in advancing their agenda.
I apologize for beating a dead horse, but every time a major MSM outlet releases a poll that is oversampled with Democrats, I will not keep quiet about it, even if it borders on redundancy.

Nope...no liberal media bias!