FIRST POLL: WOW,1001 people out of a US population of 315,728,425. impressive sampling...NOT<quoted text>
Nine in 10 Americans support expanding background checks on gun purchases in a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, an extraordinary level of agreement on a political issue and a finding that’s been duplicated in nearly every major public poll.
“This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Mar. 7-10, 2013, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The margin of error is eight percentage points for the sample of 201 Catholic respondents. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. Produced for the Washington Post by Capital”
SECOND POLL: No poll to access, so they can spout any numbers they choose.
THIRD POLL: Once again, they do not actually show you the poll, or the data from the poll, or a link to the poll, so the figures they use can be whatever they want them to be.
FOURTH POLL: This is the “large” sampling used.
“Survey Methods Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Jan. 19-20, 2013, on the Gallup Daily tracking survey, with a random sample of 1,013 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.”
FIFTH POLL: WOW!!! An even larger representative sampling of the population…NOT
“Muhlenberg surveyed 435 adults from April 1 to 13 via live telephone interviews. The poll was conducted by Muhlenberg’s Institute of Public Opinion and its Public Health program.”
SIXTH POLL: This is the best sampling so far, and still falls far short of a truly representative sampling."
SIXTH POLL: This is the best sampling so far, and still falls far short of a truly representative sampling.
“The poll surveyed 1,772 registered voters from January 30 to February 4”
SEVENTH AND LAST POLL: Basically, 100 people from 6 States constitutes a “representative” sampling. WHAT A CROCK OF HORSE MANURE.
A March 7 poll of voters nationwide by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University shows Results of statewide surveys show:
Florida, March 21, 91 - 8 percent support, including 88 - 11 percent among gun owners;
Connecticut, March 6, 93 - 6 percent support, including 89 - 9 percent among gun owners;
Ohio, March 1, 90 - 8 percent, including 86 - 12 percent among gun owners;
Pennsylvania, January 30, 95 - 5 percent, including 95 - 4 percent among gun owners;
New Jersey, January 24, 96 - 3 percent, including 95 - 5 percent among gun owners;
Virginia, January 10, 92 - 7 percent, including 91 - 7 percent among gun owners.
TREND: Do you support or oppose requiring background checks for all gun buyers?
Mar 07 Feb 07
Support 88 92
Oppose 10 7
DK/NA 2 1
WHAT HAPPENED TO POLL NUMBER 8?
OR CAN'T YOU COUNT EITHER.