Counter-intuitive public opinion polls thread

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Counter-intuitive public opinion polls thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:43 pm

Not necessarily big shockers, and with due skepticism toward public opinion polls.

Opening gambit:

Dem pollster: Women are less likely to support abortion rights than men
The Hill
Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said on Friday that women are more likely to oppose abortion rights than men.

“Women are much less likely to be pro-choice," Lake, who is the president of Lake Research, told Hill TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"Women are more religious than men, and so women are slightly less pro-choice than men," she continued.

Various studies have shown that there is not a significant difference between men and women's views on abortion.

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Re: Counter-intuitive public opinion polls thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:17 am

The content of the article doesn't seem to support the claim though. The only actual poll numbers cited in the article appear to contradict the claim.
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Re: Counter-intuitive public opinion polls thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:07 am

Always the skeptic :)
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