Three Kinds Of Lies
U.S. Poll Statistics, Now Even Less Reliable
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  • Andrew Allison

    Polls of any sort are inherently unreliable. Many respondents give answers of which, for a variety of reasons, they think the pollster will approve; and many polls are designed to elicit the desired response. Polling provides revenue for the pollsters, headlines for the media, and not much else of value.

  • FriendlyGoat

    Well, “Is America on the right track or the wrong track?”

    With famous polls like these, respondents should have hung up on the whole enterprise decades ago.

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