One of the biggest problems I have with polling is the sloppy way questions are often worded:
Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off onI can think of several ways that could be interpreted:
the wrong track?
- Bush is leading us in the wrong direction
- Bush is leading us in the right direction, but not fast enough.
- Bush is leading us in the right direction, but those !@#$%^&* in Congress are blocking every move.
- Bush is leading us in the right direction, but those !@#$%^&* in the Main Stream Media are blocking every move.
Although I was a History major in college, I specialized in data crunching - collection and analysis of quantitative data. Fortunately, my offbeat interest captured the attention of my advisor, Dr. Ramos, and another number-cruncher, Dr. Wheeler. They nurtured my interests, and I learned a lot about how numbers can be massaged and fondled into submission.
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