Monday, 23 April 2007

'Save the Whales' Likely to Attract 2008 Swing Votes

Presidential candidates who take a firm stand against Japanese whaling practices are more likely to gain support from swing voters, a new poll has shown. The poll conducted on behalf of the International Fund for Animal Welfare showed that six out of 10 swing voters would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who opposed the Japanese practice of killing whales for research. "A stand against whaling could help candidates in the primaries and in the general election," said Fred Steeper, a principal polling consultant to President Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. He conducted the poll for Market Strategies. More.

How I wish, as much as I would like it to be true, I think it might be more a case of who loves Jesus the most. Or says he does. I think what we see here is another example of an agenda driven poll.
Years ago I came across a title in a bookshop, "How to lie with statistics" and really it is so easy, and graphs,! don't even think about them, the same stats can be made to look like a steady incline or the side of a mountain, all depending how the scales are calibrated.
You will find various "Whale" posts throughout this blog.

H/T story. graphic

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