Eminent Domain Stuff
New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)
Monday, May 31, 2004
Fiddlin' With The Polls
Media bias? What media bias? Captain's Quarters has some good analysis of a recent CBS poll that used some underhanded tactics to skew their poll results (hat tip NE Republican):
The CBS poll, on the other hand, uses only 1113 registered voters, broken down in an unusual manner: 346 Republicans, 390 Democrats, and 377 independents. Since when are there that many more Democrats than Republicans? The poll then shows its "weighting" (although it doesn't explain what it means), and the numbers get even worse: 330-R, 401-D, 381-I. According to the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, Republicans accounted for 32.5% of the registered electorate, while Democrats accounted for 33.7%. In a sample of 1113 voters, you would then expect to see 361-R, 375-D, 376-I. The result of CBS's sample is to throw off representation for Republicans by 8.6%, while bolstering Democrats by 7% and independents by 1.3%, using CBS' weighting.
Hum. Surprised? I'm not. This sort of thing has been going on for years. The Left's problem now is that they don't have a monopoly on information anymore. Unfortunately, while blogs are great at pointing this sort of thing out, they simply don't have the readership that major media outlets do. I don't expect that will change any time soon, but I hope we can each do our own small part to keep spreading the truth to combat the never-ending lies out there.