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  •  The question seems to be somewhat leading... (2+ / 0-)
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    ltsply2, AUBoy2007

    I'm not a pollster, but the framing of the question doesn't seem to be all that good:

    Breaking it down...

    Which of the following statements best describes your opinion on the United States' current economic situation:
    corporate greed helped lead to the current crisis and these practices need to be reined in to fix our economy

    - or -

    now is not the time to constrict corporations while we are trying to get our economy back on track?"

    Trying to look at this from an ideologically neutral position -- the first statement seems more 'complete'... i.e., it seems to have both a diagnosis "...corporate greed helped lead" AND a solution "... rein in...".

    The second statement just seems objectively 'weaker'.

    I'm not a pollster, but if I really wanted to lay out equal statements to gauge PO, I think I'd want both constructs (diagnosis AND solution) in the second statement...

    I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

    by zonk on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 08:50:25 AM PST

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