Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hey, No One Asked Me!

Polls are a strange thing. In today's local newspaper a big, bold headline announced that 52% of my state's female residents back Obama. Hmmm...ok, I thought but you know, no one asked me! How come? So I read all the way down to the fine print.

Oh yea, buried in the body of text toward the very end they offered up the goods: 689 people were polled. Hold on! 689 people? In a state of over 8 million people?

Hmmm...ok I'm no math whiz but isn't that like way below 1%--so low in fact, that the number hardly is a blip on the radar screen?

Yep. So, 52% of 689 people say they are voting for Mr. Obama. Now, why didn't the paper just say so?

What? Oh right. Because if they did, the paper's sneaky bias towards a particular candidate may be uh, noticed?

Ya think?

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