Saturday, July 22, 2006

Portland Business Journal push polls on WalMart

I don't know if polls have a "reliability rating", but this one at the Portland Business Journal would have to rank in the upper echelons of stratospherically unreliable when it comes to gauging the public:

Poll: Leave WalMart Alone

We asked: "Should Wal-Mart be held to different standards than other retailers?"

Your response: 60 percent said "No," 34 percent said "Yes" and 4 percent were "Undecided."

This sounds like something Lars Larson would ask on his radio show. Followed by "When was the last time you beat your wife?"

The more reliable questions would be "Is Walmart a net positive for local communites?" and "Would you support a WalMart in your locality"?