Friday, September 24, 2004


Poll. n.

Definition #1 (Beginning of time to August 2004): a survey of the public or of a sample of public opinion to acquire information. If done properly, results supposedly accurate to plus or minus 3%.

Definition #2 (September 2004 to ________): a completely illogical collection of numbers that might reflect some opinions but cannot be trusted to represent the population as a whole since polling data is obviously just a predictor and has little if any factual content.

When it was Kerry 47% and Bush 46% these polls were apparently healthy.
Now that it is Bush 55% and Kerry 42% these polls have more holes that swiss cheese.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Ooh, has the Kerry camp started saying that about the polls? That's always a good sign...

Rumor has it up here that Kerry's lead in Maryland is shrinking. That's huge, as MD always goes for the Democrat. Even if the state doesn't go for Bush, it's a step in the right direction.