Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Poll Vault

Our buddy Edmund Standing takes a look at the Troofers abuse of polls. He does get one thing wrong; most of the airheads who quote that NY Times poll say that 84% (not 81%) of Americans agree with them; the fruitcakes even include the 3% who were not sure.

There's an old joke about how if you torture the statistics enough, they will confess to anything. All I can say is that I wish more Troofers played poker, because their understanding of odds and statistics is fundamentally flawed. Kind of like their understanding of everything else.