They have to think that the people whom they are targeting are really, incredibly, unbelievably stupid, so much so that it’s actually incredibly insulting.
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The “they” in this case is the Trump Make America Great Again Committee who have obviously never taken any courses in statistically-significant survey design at any institution of higher learning.
How else could one explain the “Inaugural Year Approval Poll’ that the committee, a Republican National Committee fund-raising arm, sent out today?
The poll consists of just three questions, but one look at the first two questions — and the multiple choice answers available to respond with — gives you the sense that they don’t really care about getting an accurate picture of public reaction to Trump’s first year occupying the White House.
Let’s play a little game. Let’s show the two questions and their respective potential answers and see if you can spot the differences.
What’s wrong with this picture? If you said inherent bias in the lack of a negatively-tinged option as a possible response to the first question versus the second question, congratulations, you are a winner and can advance to the bonus round!
Here’s the bonus question:
What word truly describes President Trump’s first term in office, and, coincidentally, describes the design of these phony surveys issued by the people already raising money for his second term as president?
- All of the above and more
Fooled you! It was a trick question. Every answer is correct.
The Trump Make America Great Again Committee doesn’t really care what you think about Trump’s performance in office. They just want to take money from the fools who still support the Con-Man-der-In-Chief because it’s easier to get money from people who are wildly disconnected with reality than with people actually paying attention to what’s going on.
That explains the third question in their definitely un-scientific survey:
Nothing like a nice, unbiased leading question! We’re sure the news media is fairly covering the minuscule approval ratings from polls designed by people other than the propaganda hacks that designed this one and that they’d appropriately laugh if asked to publish the results from this one.