News Roundup for 5/11/11

Faulty equation
Rightwing math

-Headline of the day-
"And the award for the most ridiculous poll sampling goes to..."

ABC News/Washington Post -- I guess. Actually, that headline belongs to the most ridiculous criticism of poll sampling, given by towering intellect, talk radio host, and rightwing blogger Ed Morrissey.

See ABC/WaPo put out a poll showing that President Obama's post-bin Laden-taking-down-of approval rating at 60%. This is impossible, because Obama is widely accepted as the worst president EVER!

So Morrissey checked out the numbers and found out that the poll didn't include enough Republicans. They just went and called 1001 whomevers and never once attempted to contact more Republicans! Just whatever yahoo answered the phone, as if just anyone's opinion mattered. Imagine that -- random sampling being all random and stuff. It's an outrage I tells ya!

Once again I find myself paraphrasing Gulley Jimson; "Numbers were invented by Arabs, who hate Republicans." (Hot Air)

-A philosophical tip-
My internet connection is still a little sketchy, so here's a comic:

Moving along... (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"Gingrich Launches Campaign."

Fun fact: 36% of GOP primary voters say they would never vote for Newt Gingrich. That's second only to Donald Trump.

This should go well for him. (Talking Points Memo)

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