Originally posted by FMF
I agree, disingenuous poisonous crap. But one wonders, do you question the wording of questions in polls whose results support your views? And, honestly speaking, do you lead with those misgivings when you discuss the polling data that supports your opinions?
You're right. We should look at the wording of all polls before we cite them.
For election polls it's not really necessary, because all they ask is "If the election were held today, who would you vote for?" And, in any case, we know from experience that telephone polls (but not exit polls) are usually deadly accurate in recent US electoral history.
But, for these types of polls where the wording can make a big difference, we should look at the wording whether we like the result or not.
I hereby pledge to try to look for the wording of these types of polls before I cite them in the future.