Saturday, January 28, 2006

Poll: 100% of Americans Want WaPo/ABC To Disclose Poll Details

The latest tool that the Washington Post and ABC News are using to campaign against the Bush administration is a new poll, touted here by ABC, and trumpeted here by the WaPo. Here's the Washington Post lead:
A strong bipartisan majority of the public believes that President Bush should disclose contacts between disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and White House staff members despite administration assertions that media requests for details about those contacts amount to a "fishing expedition," according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Now, not being a particularly trusting individual, especially when it comes to agenda journalists affiliated with the Democratic party, I like to look at the poll itself - the methodology, questions, and the political makeup of the polling sample.

The WaPo doesn't provide any information outside of the number of people polled, and the alleged sampling error. No big surprise, most WaPo writers value the lumpen proletariat only for their political uses; readers are expected to accept what they're told and not ask questions about it.

ABC, supplies a link to what I want to see. Except they don't. The Adobe Acrobat page at the end of the link doesn't provide any more information.

Perhaps ABC and the WaPo don't want anyone examining their work because of the reaction to this tainted AP-Ipsos poll.