Jan
03
2011

Bogus Net Neutrality Poll

I was struck by this December 30 headline at the Huffington Post: "Only 21 Percent Of U.S. Voters Support Net Neutrality." Really? Well it turns out the poll was conducted by Scott Rasmussen, whose polling has made him afavorite at Fox News Channel. The real story here is that the poll question was clearly cooked up to achieve the desired outcome. As Amy Lee noted near the bottom of the piece, Rasmussen asked this question:"Should the Federal Communications Commission regulate the Internet like it does radio and television?" But the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules do not at all resemble […]

Apr
01
2009

Rasmussen Poll Advances New World Order Paranoia

The Rasmussen poll has been criticized for putting a right-wing skew on its questions–a strategy that helps Scott Rasmussen garner frequent appearances on Fox News and the like, but severely diminishes its usefulness as a guide to public opinion. The latest example of Rasmussen's tilt is particularly tendentious: "How important is it to you that the dollar remain the currency of the United States?" the pollster asked (3/29-30/09), finding 70 percent saying it was "very important" and 88 percent saying at least "somewhat important." Needless to say, there are no plans to replace the dollar as the currency of the […]