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Friday, January 4, 2013
WND Touts Meaningless Opt-In Poll
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily loves touting meaningless opt-in polls that affirm its political agenda, even though they are not a reflection of reality because they are easily manipulated by committed activists.

WND does so again in a Jan. 2 article that echoes its hatred of House Speaker John Boehner, reporting that "participants in an unscientific poll on the Drudge Report were rejecting Boehner as a future speaker of the House by a more than 6-1 margin. There were 269,001 votes against him and 40,516 in favor, an 85 percent to 15 percent margin."

The article doesn't mention that the only people who actually voted on who would be House speaker are members of the House, making any sort of poll on the issue, scientific or otherwise, utterly meaningless. WND also fails to examine what the Drudge Report's tone has been toward Boehner, which could have slanted its readers' preferences.

WND's article carried no byline. We wouldn't want our names on such an article either.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:14 AM EST

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