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NSA spying, Edward Snowden, and the Polls: Misrepresenting public opinion

(This article was originally published on August 24, 2014 in iPolitics under the title “Spying blind: How polls provide cover for domestic espionage”) Using inappropriately vague and misleading questions, polls have found an American public evenly divided in their support of … Continue reading

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Raising the Debt Ceiling: a Nation Divided, or Is It Just the Polls?

Polls have not done a good job of communicating public opinion in the debt ceiling debate.  In fact, they made a bad situation worse. Creating the perception of a divided public The polls would have you believe that half of America … Continue reading

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