Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The First Worthless Poll Is Out

How's this for a poll that seems just a tad flawed statistically?

A CNN/Gallup flash poll of 324 adults was taken right after Bush's speech tonight and the respondent breakdown was as follows:

  • 50 percent Republican
  • 27 percent Independent
  • 23 percent Democrat
Huh? I think even the reddest of the red states have more than 23 percent registered Democrats.

The poll found that 46 percent felt "very positive" about the president's speech.

Aside from the fact that at least four percent of Republicans surveyed didn't feel positive about it, how does this poll tell us anything?