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March 01, 2006

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So the 40.4% approval rating is GOOD news? pff!

Janine,

A poll is only as accurate as its methodology. There are a number of ways that a poll can be made completely useless, including having too small a sample size, preconditioning the people being polled by asking them leading "warmup" questions, and failing to poll a representative sample.

If you poll a higher percentage of Democrats or Republicans then there is in the general population, your poll results will be inaccurate and meaningless. That's what happened here. Too many Democrats and too few Republicans were polled, which guaranteed that the results would be inaccurate.

That 40.4 includes Republicans who are in discussion over the ports issue. The Left could learn from an honest discussion.

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