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  •  Here are the results of a KOS poll! (none)

    As part of a {dairy this am http://www.dailykos.com/...], I took a poll. This poll was instigated by a Molly Ivin's column yesterday in which she said that Aemricans have good common sense and this common sense will turn the country against Bush and his propanganda lies maybe soon.  

    Well my poll may not be statistically significant because I do not know how many here answer diary polls, but the results show great pessimism among the progressive here.  About 70% of those answering think the country is either lost to fascism already or they are at a loss to know what to think.  Only 30% have a hopeful outlook that common sense of Americans will come through as Molly predicts!  

    Is the common sense of the American public

    dead forever, hello fascism?
     42%
    distorted temporarily, but we will regain our sense someday.
     10%
    about to see the light now, and to throw this group of fascists out of power very soon?
     21%
    an enigma to you?
     26%

    Votes: 19

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 09:28:37 AM PST

    •  19 votes (4.00)
      In a community of thousands gives us a MoE of like 800+/-
      •  Sample size and sample picking (none)
        You are probably correct in this case because the people answering this poll self selected themselves.  However, do not underestimate the power of statistical sampling if the sample is representative of the universe being studied!  If it is so picked, it does not have to be that large to give possibly significant results.

        Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

        by truthbetold on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:09:17 AM PST

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        •  I dont (none)
          really want to run significance tests on this poll because it isn't really all that important but the chances that even an unbiased sampling of 19
          would result in a statistically significant outcome seems very small to me.

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