Tag Archives: Polling Bias

How Polls Have Demonized Federal Deficits – Part I

Recent polls suggest that a majority of Americans have bought the austerity argument that deficits are bad for the economy and need to be eliminated.  However, a closer look reveals this conclusion is unwarranted. It appears the poll questions are … Continue reading

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Trusting Polls: Confidence Intervals and Survey Bias

The illusion of scientific validity Let’s face it. Public opinion polls are pretentious. They boast that their results are obtained through “scientific” surveys. The implication of course is that a scientific survey delivers accurate results. In fact, they claim the … Continue reading

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