Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Poll Says 71% of Americans Believe Economy Is Rigged

June 28, 2016
71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

The poll asked a simple question: Which of the following comes closer to your opinion on the economic system in the U.S. People could select between three options:

1. The economic system is rigged in favor of certain groups 2. The economy system is fair to all Americans 3. Don't know

That is most certainly not a simple question. You've given me the option of saying it is rigged, that we live in a perfect utopia of fairness for everyone, or to claim ignorance. A simple question would be:

Do you believe the economy is rigged?

1. Yes
2. No

And even then it would be biased. Why am I asking about a rigged economy in the first place, unless somebody thinks it is?

Don't need a poll to know that life isn't always fair. I once saw several raccoons chase down a cat behind a neighbor's fence. Didn't see the end result but I could hear it. I will say this about the raccoons though. At least they didn't try to convince the cat that their subprime structured investment vehicles were of the highest quality! That's something I guess.

September 4, 2013
Survey says: Polls are biased

Pollsters took a stark look into the mirror Tuesday, seeking to explain how a new survey found that three quarters of Americans say most polls are "biased toward a particular point of view."

Can we actually trust a poll that says 75% can't trust polls? Perhaps another poll is needed to find out. I know just the person to do it.

Jimmy Kimmel's Lie Witness News

Will you be watching President Obama's planned 4th of July confederate flag burning with the last surviving members of the Tuskagee Airmen and the Wu-Tang Clan?

Hard to laugh, but harder not to! Hahaha!

Polls. And people wonder why Brexit was such a surprise?


mab said...

The Brexit poll numbers were turned on their head. Same thing with the Trump polls in the primaries.

Rigged economy? How about rigged polls? No way. Nobody would ever consider using a poll to affect an outcome! Our free and independent press would be all over that tomfoolery. "Investigative journalism" for the win!

Stagflationary Mark said...


You keep this cynicism up and I'm going to start to believe that the books at my last employer were rigged and not just cooked!

Where is the leniency for Walter Forbes I ask! I demand injustice! Cooking should not be a crime!