May I ask you a few questions?

This whole war in Iraq has been a big deal to most Americans. It was a centerpiece of the recent Presidential election. And now with reports that the United States may send troops into Iran, some Americans are really starting to re-think what is going on.

This notion wasn't lost on CNN, either, as they recently ran one of their famous CNN/USA Today/Gallup Polls asking Americans if we believe that our involvement in Iraq was a mistake.

The following is a screenshot showing one of the questions they asked:

Can anyone tell me what that means? I mean, I understand the question perfectly fine, "Do you think elections in Iraq will or will not be held at the end of January as scheduled?" Wouldn't the responses be "will", "will not" or "no comment"? I would think so... I guess not, since the answers they show are "Yes", "No" and "No opinion". I think either CNN made a huge mistake, Americans are really ignorant, OR 62% really do think that elections will or will not be held. *scratching head*

Yes, I was confounded, so I decided to run my own poll. I randomly selected 100 people from all over the United States and asked them what they thought about the question above. My results were overwhelming:

+ original post date: January 17, 2005 03:31 PM
+ categories: WTF


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Surveys. Yep. They tell us quite a bit. And they're accurate. Read as many surveys as possible. Surveys rule.

+ author: Crasymaker
+ posted: June 25, 2005 09:44 AM

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