Buddha Patriot

A Classically Liberal Neoconservative Tibetan Buddhist from the Midwest

Friday, March 03, 2006

that new Zogby poll on Iraq and the response of the blogosphere

I just learned of it myself via a comment by "Mr. Troop Supporter" on my
blog yesterday (if you're still reading, "Mr. T.S.", please provide a link the
next time you quote from something like, say, Stars and Stripes):
http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=34538&archive=true
:

John Zogby, CEO of the polling company, said the poll was funded through
Le Moyne College's Center for Peace and Global Studies: http://www.lemoyne.edu/communications/Comm_Press.asp?id=233 [they would not corroborate this:
http://www.mysterypollster.com/main/2006/02/the_zogby_poll_.html#trackback ], which received money for the project from an anonymous, anti-war activist,
but neither the activist nor the school had input on the content of the
poll.

Michael Medved http://www.michaelmedved.com/site mentioned on his show today some flaws he found with the poll- particularly the questions asked (can you say "push-polling"?).

Hugh Hewitt http://www.hughhewitt.com/ interviewed John Zogby himself (transcript and audio: http://www.radioblogger.com/#001431 and 03-02zogby.mp3 ) and has much more background info:
http://hughhewitt.com/archives/2006/02/26-week/index.php#a001523

including (but not limited to) links to:

"John Zogby's creative
polls": http://www.prospect.org/print/V14/1/mooney-c.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1588840/posts

This search has at least led me to a very interesting website that I may
add to my favorites:
Mystery Pollster
Demystifying the Science and Art of Political Polling - By Mark Blumenthal
http://www.mysterypollster.com/

...and now to bed after 6.5 hours of celebrating Tibetan New Year at the
St. Paul National Guard Armory.... ZZzzzz.......

(and thank goodness for Microsoft Word- once you start trying to deactivate the blockquotes on Blogger, your post has gone to sh*t unless you can copy and paste everything on to Word.....)

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