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A polling institute which made use of questions of this kind would quickly be challenged and discredited.

My reading of the above: "A polling institute would have to ask better questions to maintain credibility."

=What are the better questions?

But maybe I shouldn't be in this conversation at all?  (I'm don't think I'm being helpful.)

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by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 08:56:29 AM EST
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I think this points to the well-known "leading questions are worthless in opinion polls" problem. Afew also says that asking whether the goal is agreed on before asking how to best achieve the goal (leading question) would be an improvement.

All questions are helpful. Convince yourself, then convince a friend, then convince an enemy. You're playing the role of friend needing to be convinced.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 11th, 2006 at 08:59:53 AM EST
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