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Re: [casi] Most Iraqis Want Troops To Stay, Says Poll

>might get a much different perspective.  I seem to recall >from my
experimental psychology classes that you can >generally make a poll say
anything you wish
>based on how the queries are written and administered.

A few months ago I was listening to Radio Netherlands. The speaker said
there was a poll saying the a large proportion of the Dutch favored
attacking Iraq. He said he went down to the street, in an admittedly less
than scientif poll, and asked some 20 people their opinions and found not
one who agreed.

He then had an expert on polling in the studio and asked about it. It
turned out the poll was taken by a company hired by the US -- the station
didn't have the money to finance their own poll. The expert also said
that between phrasing the questions and analyzing the results in various
ways, it's possible to get about any result you wanted.

Currently, poll manipulation seems to be just one more method of

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