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I get polled all the time, and I do get frustrated sometimes because the polls are many times worded to achieve a desired result.

Here is a typical example:

during bush’s term in office I would often get polled about the Iraq war.

The question usually went something like “do you approve or disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war”

UGH!!

That is a freaking BOGUS poll! because it’s rigged! If I answer truefully that I don’t approve of Bush’s handling of the war, my answer will get lumped together with all the lib answers and be trumpted from the rooftops as proof we should end the war in Iraq!

When NOTHING could be further from the truth. I didn’t approve because I wanted him to nuke the SOB’s back into the stone age !!!! and thought we had no business putting soldiers in harms way, when we could kill them by the millions from 1,000 miles away or 30,000 feet with no risk.

So I was forced to lie and said I approved when I didn’t

TexasFreeper2009, Free Republic 45 Comments [10/5/2012 3:49:48 AM]
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Xotan

You Freep, you!

10/5/2012 1:44:59 PM

nazani14

Polls are written for people with a 3rd grade education. That's why, when you are asked if you "approve of Pres. Obama's handling of environmental issues," you check yes, because your other choice is usually "drill, baby, drill."

10/5/2012 1:46:22 PM

Old Viking

This is about what you'd expect from someone who identifies himself as TexasFreeper.

10/5/2012 1:47:49 PM

tracer

*snicker*

You call THAT question a poll "worded to achieve a desired result"?!

Pah. Rank amateur, at best. I've gotten polls worded like this:

"If we told you that incumbent Joe Smith sacrifices babies to Satan and spends your hard-earned tax dollars on solid gold golf clubs, would that make you more likely, less likely, or just as likely to vote for BOB JONES!, who is running for congress in your district in the next election and says he will find a cure for cancer and achieve world peace?"

10/5/2012 2:29:59 PM

Doubting Thomas

The question itself is pretty straightforward. Do you approve or disapprove of Bush's handling of the war? What people infer from the data is not the fault of the question being misleading.

I guess they never thought they needed an "I'm batshit insane and think we should kill everyone in the middle east" category.

10/5/2012 6:08:39 PM



@TheReasonator:
I've read similar things on Facebook from a handful of my so-called "friends," like "Let's just destroy Middle Eastern Country X," or "Wipe them out." Keep in mind, I don't usually check on my Facebook friends that often, nor do I really talk to them. Besides, I have a better real friend than they could ever be.

10/5/2012 7:30:19 PM



You're right! Those pollsters are obviously biased against genocidal psychopaths.

Or maybe they just didn't think anyone honestly would espouse such horrible beliefs (they obviously have never browsed this site).

10/5/2012 9:10:33 PM

dynaboyj

You know, you could make a legitimate point about this, if you didn't want to cause genocide to innocent Middle Easterns.

10/6/2012 12:27:49 AM

David G

So you're a terrorist, huh?

10/6/2012 2:36:45 PM

Sancho

May teh Lohd have mercy on my soul for saying it, but in this case a freeper is making a good point.

Disapproval of a president's handling of a war could well be because it wasn't vicious or indiscriminate enough.

Polls should reflect that.

10/6/2012 10:11:08 PM



The pollsters had to start with some assumption that you had two or three working brain cells.

They couldn't spend all their time laying groundwork, like asking first if you were stupid and uninformed enough to believe Iraq had anything to do with 9/11, or had threatened us in the first place.

10/6/2012 10:38:00 PM



and this is why iran has a nuclear program

10/8/2012 8:10:09 AM

Ludd

Damn you and your straight-forward, non-slanted, unbiased questions!!! How am I supposed to promote my preconceived notions if you're making me be honest?

10/8/2012 10:54:12 AM

HappyGazpacho

Well, I agree, polls are usually bullshit, not sure why this is- wait, you want to nuke WHO? 'Cause it definitely sounds like you want to nuke civilians.

Freepers gonna freep.

9/17/2013 6:41:02 AM

Crimson Lizard

I've heard this before...

"Wipe them out. All of them."

Sorry, little freeper - somehow it's just not as impressive when you're not wearing a black robe and talking in a sinister whisper. Pathetic Palpatine wannabe.

4/11/2014 11:23:28 AM

Canadiest

Just so you know, Nukes aren't time machines.

50 miles around gone, useless to life, massive devastation for the next 50 miles, atmospheric radiation in fallout typically to the East but dependant on current weather conditions and the disruption of them that the bomb actually causes.

If you actually know this then you're one sorry excuse for a human being.

4/13/2014 7:33:40 AM



Exterminate them because they're different than us!

How christian of you....You must have been reading the OT.

4/13/2014 7:38:51 AM

Anon-e-moose

"The question usually went something like “do you approve or disapprove of President Bush’s handling of the Iraq war”"

"That is a freaking BOGUS poll! because it’s rigged! If I answer truefully that I don’t approve of Bush’s handling of the war, my answer will get lumped together with all the lib answers and be trumpted from the rooftops as proof we should end the war in Iraq!"

...ah, so you therefore voted for Al Gore & John Kerry in 2000 & 2004 respectively, regardless?

I bet you now 'don't' regard Dumbya as a RINO, just as you 'didn't', re. McCain prior to 2008, nor do you think the 'same' about your previous 'Anyone but Obama' golden boy Mitt 'Magic Pants' Romney; nah, unlike the latter, you & all your Teabagger ilk - with your granite-solid convictions - never flip-flop more than he would've in a sandal factory, eh? Nah, the words 'Political Expediency' aren't in your lexicon, nosiree! [/hyper-sarcasm]

Can you say 'Patriot Act'? I know you can. A lot of Texans voted for the Shrubs, both HW & Dumbya, did they not...? Says so much about the right-wing in that particular state, does it not...?!

@Canadiest

"Just so you know, Nukes aren't time machines."

The "2000 AD" comic series "Meltdown Man":

http://britishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Meltdown_Man

...with the ever-superb art of Massimo Bellardinelli. Just sayin'. Zarjaz! X3

4/13/2014 10:21:38 AM

pyro

The pollsters probably didn't even consider that possibility when they wrote the poll.

4/13/2014 1:27:16 PM

Canadiest

@Anon-e-moose

Yeah, I forgot that sometimes people are blasted through time by them, Captain Atom, Dr Manhattan, my bad.

4/14/2014 9:27:38 AM
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