Poll citing Obama supporters as uninformed challenged
A recent poll conducted by the Zogby corporation has come under fire for methods used in a poll that suggests that Obama supporters were not as informed as maybe they should have been. As I had commented in another thread the methodology of the poll was deeply flawed and now it seems other people agree.
"..Interpreted the numbers from the survey in a misleading fashion."
The Zogby summary quotes Ziegler claiming that "the poll really proves beyond any doubt the stunning level of malpractice on the part of the media in not educating the Obama portion of the voting populace."
The problem, as Silver points out, is that the survey does no such thing. It proves only that Obama voters surveyed were less likely to attribute to Obama or Biden a half dozen statements that were "at best debatable, yet apparently represented as factual to the respondent" ...
... Describing his biased, leading questions as a legitimate test of knowledge is hugely misleading, at best.
Even John Zogby himself is running from this survey, claiming it was put together while he was on vacation. While paying lip service to its ostensible validity, he adds:
“I also believe it was not our finest hour. This slipped through the cracks. It came out critical only of Obama voters.”