In a recent post, Quarter of Republicans Think Obama May Be the Anti-Christ, I shared the results of an online survey that quantified the thoughts of those living on the right wing of life. The dopey GOP leadership ‘rejected’ the poll as inaccurate; of course, with results like those shown in the poll, they had to.
Today in the Chicago Tribune, columnist Eric Zorn also tries to paint the results as tainted and inaccurate. In the title of the OpEd, Zorn uses the phrase, numbers may be flawed.
Zorn writes, “Fortunately, the numbers are also suspect. ABC News polling director Gary Langer quickly posted his doubts online, pointing out that this wasn’t one of those random, telephone polls, but an online poll of respondents who signed up to answer surveys.”
When I first read the poll, I wondered about an online poll as opposed to the usual telephone poll. Then it dawned on me: how many ‘normal’ people, in a live telephone poll, would claim that Obama is the Anti-Christ? How many would tell the pollster on the other end of the line, “Obama is a Muslim”? Or tell the person, “Obama wants to cede control of the U.S. to a one-world government.”
Not too many- only, I would imagine, the delusional, hate-filled, propagandized and angry person would say that face-to-face to the pollster. So I’m thinking that with the anonymity of an online poll, the ‘truth’ would more likely be displayed.