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April 26, 2005

Senate Republicans are just trying to take away the Senate Democrats' rights

At least, that is what the Washington Post would have you think. Old Zach over at Sic Semper Tyrannis reviews a poll taken by the Washington Post concerning the move of Senate Republicans to establish the nuclear option, keeping the Democrats from filibustering the judicial nominees. I particularly enjoyed this post, as I hate how polls can be distorted to affect the results. In particular, Old Zach notes how the wording of the questions can affect a poll.
As most people know, the art of polling is based in large part on how the questions are framed. Lots of other factors can also affect poll results, such as the time of day the polls are conducted.

Old Zach does encourage his readers to come to their own conclusions, though I would also add that the Washington Post has a notorious history of liberal bias, so take what the WaPo says with a grain of salt.