posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 12:29 AM
Time and time again I see people refer to polls as a source. I don't understand it. Polls are the most inaccurate and deceptive tool I have ever seen
used to prove any kind of point. I will never understand how people buy into them. Most of the polls that are quoted as sources only poll, at most,
2500 people. Then with their results, they try to claim that the majority, or non-majority of Americans or some group feel a certain way toward the
Time and time again, people buy into this nonsense and try to pass it off as evidence that some majority supports, or doesn't support, a subject.
There is around 319 million Americans. Until a poll shows that they've polled 319 million people... the poll is crap. There is no possible way that
I could poll 2500 people and claim that it represents the opinion of 319 million people.
50% of 2,000 is 1,000. 50% of 319 million is 159,500,000. So the next time you decide to quote a poll and attempt to use it as proof of anything,
take a look at the actual polling numbers. Because if it's anything less than that of 100 million people... it's crap.