Wednesday, September 24, 2008

more about the Palin poll

http://www.pbs.org/now/palin-poll.html

1 comment:

Malachy Walsh said...

Cookies or not, it's a mistake to even have an online poll on a news site such as NOW.

Why?

As NOW pointed out: "...is the Palin poll now "scientific"? Absolutely not." So then the information you've gathered has no real value in making a conclusion about what people think.

The mistake is compounded by NOW's status as a "news" organization. It gives the poll, whatever your caveats, the impression of being valid.

So why did NOW put the poll on the site in the first place?