Believing Your Own Press
Here's another example of somebody who apparently believes the nutty poll results that Alex Jones and company cite.
...[J]udging by a number of recent opinion polls, exactly what is the mainstream position of the American public on the government's 9/11 explanation? In a recent CBS poll, only 16% implicitly believed the government's story: 53% believed they are covering up something, and 28% believe they are outright lying, while 3% didn't venture an opinion. An MSNBC poll found 62% of those polled thought that the government were covering up the truth. Although not strictly a scientifically rigorous poll, the sample size was significant, with over 70,000 respondents! If the poll had been done to scientific standards, the percentage of those believing the government story may have been larger.. but it might also have been smaller.... one never knows! A recent CNN poll yielded an extraordinary result, while other polls from Zogby and Scripps have also yielded quite a zing, albeit not quite so spectacular.
As Wayne Gretzky once said, "No". The unscientific polls aren't polls at all. That 83% of the respondents to that CNN vote thought Charlie Sheen was right reflects one thing and one thing alone: That the poll was linked at various Denier sites and a whole bunch of Deniers followed the link and voted. That's why the Scripps Howard poll, which found that about 16% of the people agreed with Controlled Demolition, probably gives us a better estimate of the number of people who are 9-11 Deniers.