Sunday, January 13, 2008

The dumbest Dan Jones poll ever?

This morning's D-News has some breaking news: According to a Dan Jones poll -- yes, the News actually paid someone to do this -- 62% of Utahns still think Mitt Romney is in the presidential race. Okay . . . and?

Heck, I think Romney's still in the race, too, especially if The Daily Kos's plot to have Michigan Dems cross over for him works. Should CNN break in with my opinion? This just in: People in Utah with no inside knowledge still consider Romney viable candidate! There was other exciting news, too: Most Utahns think his faith played a role in Romney's loss. And the source of their knowledge? Well, uh . . . And another biggie: Who do Utahns think will be elected president? The highest number (1/3) said: Don't know. Wow.

Usually, the News's polls are quite interesting. Today's had "Desperately Seeking New Angle on Romney" written all over it.

Edited: Great minds . . . I see that Bob Aagard feels the same.


Raymond Sebond said...

Ha ha, I actually work at Dan Jones (Yes, the D-News pays people like me to call people five hours a nights...) I interviewed more than a few people for this survey. I will say the presidential stuff was just a small part of a larger survey (including the data they releases the other day concerning legislative gifts).

The sad thing is, is that people with no inside knowledge make up the largest bloc of voters. While I agree it's amusing that they still consider Romney a viable candidate it is likely they knowledge of politics will not increase significantly over the next few months.

But I would say, as poller and as a newspaper reading freak, the D-News need to get off Romney's nuts. That is certainly part of the problem, I'm unsure if readers of the D-News know there are other people running.

Voice of Utah said...

LOL - I couldn't have put it better myself.

I feel better knowing that the presidential-race stuff was just part of a larger survey that actually contained meaningful information. I guess the News was just trying to milk every story they could out of survey. (Next up: 5 columns on "Dan Jones surveyer gets blister on dialing finger!")

dinkle dumbass devon said...

Remember this, when most of the country had decided that Bush was nuts, it was Utah that still held him up as "God's President".

Utah deserves the dumbest poll ever since we are so , well, dumb.

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