posted on Oct, 25 2012 @ 02:23 AM
Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
reply to post by MrInquisitive
And surveys and polls are complete crap, that is why they are good at predicting election results, huh?
Sure if you believe they aren't "rigged" heh, easy to predict when you are told who will win heh, they are garbage anyways, did they survey the
whole country? No they didn't, that's why its unreliable, do I believe xyz amount of people said yes. Oh sure I do, I also believe that you could
muster up 2500-10 thousand white supremacists and neo Nazi thugs in America to say Jews should be shot, does that mean all of America believes that?
No its doesn't , thank you very much , there's your argument.
So polls and surveys are so poor at representing larger populations that companies and politicians continue to spend significant amounts of money on
them, and to pay attention to them, huh? Seems very unlikely. Just like advertising is not effective, yet massive amounts of money are spent on
As for your implied claim that the producers of this survey used a biased sample either intentionally or accidentally, that seems unlikely given
Haaretz's long record of accurate/factual news reporting. Sure, you can claim otherwise, but back up your claims. The bottom line here is these
survey results don't comport with what you want to believe so you nay say them. Not a particularly compelling argument. Public opinion polls have a
long track record of being fairly correct. Your thesis based on nothing but your opinion and unsubstantiated claims: not so much.
From one of the news sourcess.
The survey was conducted by telephone in September by the Dialog institute headed by Professor Camil Fuchs of Tel Aviv University, on a
representative sample of 503 Jewish adults in Israel.
500 people is a reasonable sample size. And I assume a professor at Tel Aviv doesn't have an axe to wield to show that Jewish Israelis are, on
average, racist. Or are you gonna make the claim that he is one of those "self-loathing jews"?