Pandagon: The Straw That Stirs The Blogosphere, With Stupidity | Main | Biased: Reporters' Political Donations Again Confirms Long-Known (But Oft-Denied) 9:1 D:R Split In Media
June 21, 2007

ZOGBY: CONGRESS EARNS THREE PECENT APPROVAL ON IMMIGRATION; BUSH TROUNCES THEM WITH NINE PERCENT

Zobgy's secret sauce and all. But like, wow.

Gee, at this point you would almost think that our elected class are catering exclusively to the interests of people other than American citizens or something.

I guess America itself has to be redefined as "the United States of the Blathersphere."

Just Got An Email From Lindsay Graham... He assures me that once this comprehensive piece of shit is properly explained to the American people, that number "will rise to seven or eight percent, easy."


Interactive Poll: I thought this might be the case, but didn't check down far enough to determine it for sure. Stevegg points out it's a Zobgy Interactive poll, which isn't quite the same as a normal random telephone poll.

Nor is it as unreliable as an internet poll, though.

Basically -- this is what I think I know, because I know someone who takes these -- Zogby has recruited a cohort of internet users, who I believe have to answer the typical weighting questions about age, income, sex, party affiliation and so forth, to take frequent polls on a variety of subjects.

I think they're paid some small amount per poll.

It's not quite a random sample.

The group is self-selecting to some extent, and it's restricted (by and large, if not completely) to Internet users. Which is a cohort with its own political leanings right there. What those leanings are I'm not sure, but I doubt the cohort tracks perfectly with the general populace.

Still: Wow.


digg this
posted by Ace at 12:09 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Duke Lowell : "Hmmmmmmm. Weird. ..."

Slapweasel, (Cold1), ([b]T[/b]) Baseball Nut [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s]: "*Boom-Shakka-Lakka!* ..."

Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM: "Coolest physics demo I saw was a standing wave, di ..."

buzzion: "[i]386 Oh dear, am I gonna go all militant German ..."

tu3031: "Went to school near there in the 80's - very Irish ..."

2009Refugee: "Oh dear, am I gonna go all militant German Left Wi ..."

buzzion: "[i]381 Baader-Meinhof. Posted by: flounder, rebel ..."

flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "Coolest physics demo I saw was a standing wave, di ..."

riktheYFITB: "Know how there's one (1) Howard Johnson's restaura ..."

Bob @ NSA: "[i]I had never heard of that bowling ball demo, th ..."

flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "Baader-Meinhof. ..."

Professor Chaos aka gumdrop gorilla: "This Damon Affleck thing is also not good for Jimm ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64