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James Zogby—a senior analyst at Zogby International, and the brother of the boss—says his group's poll of Iraqi citizens has been misinterpreted.

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  1. More proof that statistics can be interpreted to prove any point. Most people don’t understand them anyway.

  2. Zog? Zog yes, zog no?

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  3. So the current score for misinterpreting polls is:
    Administration:1
    Mass Media: 234,834,858,865,644.

    Just about a dead heat, eh?

  4. Zog? Zog yes, zog no?

    “So they can understand our language, they just won’t speak it.”

    “Who knew they were French?”

    Now, if we can only avoid President Clark…

    (also couldn’t resist)

  5. Notice that none of the Zogby stuff affects the September Gallup Poll that found Saddam Hussein to be even less popular in Iraq than Gray Davis was in California (though admittedly, it was close).

  6. All these opinion polls, and not once in my life have I ever been in one of them. I even change my mind once in a while, you’d think I’d be a good statistical counterweight or something for these people.

  7. I’ll put a bucket on my head and pretend to be the ancient Vorlon God, Booji!

  8. Cheney caught in another act of dissembling. )

  9. This is also especially humorous because it makes the folks at the Volokh conspiracy look like the dupes that they are. 🙂

    I mean, did you read those idiotic rants that they had on the Darwin fish? Oh no! Can’t have the poor little Christians face some overt criticism! No way! Too delicate for their ears! By that very string of comments on the issue at that blog, can see why it doesn’t allow reader comments like Hit n’ Run does.

  10. Thank you for this info!

    The pro-war pundits were touting this poll as evidence that Iraqis like the U.S. occupying their country. That claim is misleading, though. I might link to that article (or perhaps to this entry) in a blog entry.

  11. Arab logic always mystifies me.

  12. Douglas,
    I don’t even know someone who knows someone that knows someone who has been surveyed in a Gallup/USA Today/NYT/WSJ/WP/Zogby/Fox/etc poll!

    Maybe I am not random enough!

  13. That’s funny, I don’t recall comments about the inaccuracies of polls during the runup to the invasion.

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