Wednesday, December 29, 2004

The Perils of Polling

From 2002:

The Senate Ethics Committee severely admonished Torricelli for his dealing with convicted businessman David Chang. Does this make you more or less likely to vote for Torricelli? Unsurprisingly, 46 percent said less likely. Unsurprisingly, 44 percent said it would have little effect. What was shocking is that 5 percent of voters–and 9 percent of Democrats–said Torricelli’s ethical outrages made it more likely they would vote for him. Where do pollsters find these people?


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