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  •  Actually that isn't unusual. (2+ / 0-)
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    LaFeminista, VClib

    Look at the poll. They've been asking this question since 1965 and "big Government" has always been the top choice. But it sure took a sharp tick up in 2009. And the NSA scandal hasn't helped that perception I'm sure.

    •  So historically a poor poll (0+ / 0-)

      could big government be bad since big business sponsors most of it, times have changed since they came up with that meaningless poll

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 04:44:55 AM PST

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      •  I have no idea what you mean (2+ / 0-)
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        HudsonValleyMark, VClib

        What makes it a poor poll? And are you saying Gallup is "big business"?

        •  Not at all, the question is idiotic on its own (0+ / 0-)

          and drawing conclusions from it even dafter.

          It lacks any form of intelligence/nuance.

          "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

          by LaFeminista on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 06:12:51 AM PST

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          •  Huh? (2+ / 0-)
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            HudsonValleyMark, VClib

            Can you explain why you think that? This poll has been around for almost 50 years.

            •  it doesnt it mean it makes sense as a poll (0+ / 0-)

              and especially if you try and look back at the historical trends without actually looking at what was going on at the time.

              Its a loaded and pretty useless question

              So Huh backatcha

              "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

              by LaFeminista on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 11:06:40 AM PST

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              •  Huh? Redux (1+ / 0-)
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                The poll has been consistent for nearly fifty years. I do not see why you think "it makes no sense"? What is useless about a pretty basic set of questions and what is suddenly "loaded"?

                You and I may not agree with the sentiment expressed but it does not make the poll senseless.

                •  Just because something is repeated 50 times (0+ / 0-)

                  doesn't make it meaningful, the question may be consistent, but that is about all you can infer from it.

                  You have to choose 1 from 3, so how bad is the threat little, much lots?

                  "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

                  by LaFeminista on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 02:11:06 AM PST

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                  •  Again (0+ / 0-)

                    What makes it manginess, "loaded",  or nonsense? You can infer what the public thinks about some issues regarding the possible negative effects of business, government, etc.

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