Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ignore the Poll and Do What's Right

According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Reported on widely yestarday as evidence that support for Healthcare reform is slipping, one statistic seemed to have been missed.

From a Reuters:

"Misconceptions about the plan were widespread, however, with 55 percent saying it would give health coverage to illegal immigrants and 45 percent saying it would let the government decide when to stop care for the elderly. Both are untrue."

When Half the people in a poll believe something that is untrue isn't that poll irrelevant. It would seem to me you should throw out a poll when 45-55% of the participant are misinformed.