Garbage in, garbage out
Friday, May 10, 2019
* Anybody see any problems with this question in a poll sponsored by an anti-legalization group?…
Allow me to try.
1) Thirty “joints” in ten grams (about three-eighths of an ounce)? I haven’t rolled one of those in a very long time, but that seems like a lot. I checked the Google and California retail establishments sell pre-rolled joints of 1 gram each. So 10 grams would produce 10 California pre-rolls. I did see some articles about how joints are as small as .33 grams, but I think those would be what are commonly known as “pinners.”
2) That’s a pretty darned detailed setup question, but it doesn’t mention that decriminalization leaves the current criminal growing and distribution network in place. Maybe I’m just asking too much on this one, though.
3) Decrim and medical are explained in the setup, but not legalization. This is truly a classic push question.
4) As far as I know, nobody has introduced a stand-alone exoneration bill, so I’m not sure why that was even tossed in there.
5) Exonerations are included in the legalization bill, but that isn’t mentioned for some mysterious reasons only known by the pollster and its anti-legalization sponsor. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And no mention of tax and fee income and new jobs from legalization even though everybody knows the state needs more revenue and employment?
Yeah. Totally reliable. The pollster is good, the question is most definitely not.
Also, they didn’t release their other questions, so we don’t know what came before that one. Some polls intended for media consumption ask highly leading questions before dropping the big one on respondents.
Also too, collar county respondents were more in favor of legalization than Cook County respondents? I have difficulty believing that.
And support has suddenly plunged?…
Different pollster, much different questions, hugely different reasons for the two polls, so you cannot compare the two.