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Biased Polling Slams Health Care Reform

Health Care - Are You Covered?

As with any politically charged issue, various sides are bound to take different positions.  As we all know, the same enthusiasm and special interest money is flowing into those groups which do and do not support health care reform.  Reaching into their propaganda tool chest, they frequently grab ahold of biased polling to release statistics which are designed to sway public opinion.  Recently, Fox News grabbed ahold of a poll conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which allegedly concluded that the overwhelming majority of businesses feel that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is hurting job creation.

First, it is important to note that polling often includes certain “qualifiers” which are used to determine an individual’s answer to a specific question before it is even asked.  Besides simply polling “friendly” groups of individuals, which are likely to respond according to ones pre-determined wishes, such qualifiers can easily be used to distort polls. Read more…

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