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Zogby Polls are Windows to the Future

Written by Subject: Political Theory
Most recent Zogby Poll included at the end of my comments

I've been sent the Zogby poll for almost 2 years now (not sure why). I started using the questions on my radio program to predict the future 'issues' that we would be bombarded with in the media. The following poll is much shorter than most. I suspect the reason is that when you check the bubble "Refused" too many times your opinion is longer required.

Should you answer each and every question you might be on the site for 20-30 minutes. If you answer the question about having a gun in your home, or how much money you make, or how often you go to church, or if anyone in your family is sick with the flu or has been recently then you are definitely directed to another set of questions.

If you answer that you are not going to vote then the poll is very short. I don’t think it’s because they don’t want to know your opinion, it’s because they already know it. The first thing they want to know is if you are supportive of “the system”.

The first few pages are always the same. Are you going to vote? How did you vote? What do you thing of Bush? What is your political affiliation? etc. Then you get to the survey pages with one to three questions that will send you to another set of questions depending on your answers.

Zogby also makes available, at a cost, the results of some of the questions/polls that they either did on their own or were questions used in part of a commissioned project. Just Google "Zogby" for more info. And just like you’d expect, the free-market has a product for every need.

I’ve answered these polls so many different ways on some of the standard questions that I can see a general pattern. And here is my personal opinion.

At least three elections ago some of us researched the results of a very skewed poll that we were of the opinion was nothing more than propaganda,… I know, they are all suspect, but this anti-gun poll was particularly astounding. We contacted the polling company (Gallup in this case) and asked how the polls were conducted. Once we made it to the sales department all was made perfectly clear. It reminded me of an old joke. The punchline was when you ask a pollster what 2 + 2 = his response is, “What do you want it to equal”. There is enough data available to the pollsters that they know what series of questions to ask, what part of the country and even what neighborhoods to poll to get the response you are willing to pay for. Then there are the internal, ‘you never see them’ polls that are used in the propaganda war the bad guys are constantly waging to maintain and enhance their power and control.

I could go off into several conspiracies to keep an eye on, but in the end it comes down to this. “I can tell when America is being manipulated”. And I think enough Americans (and enough others paying attention around the world) can tell also.

So if you want to get a heads up on the TV evening news 5 – 20 days in advance, then subscribe to the poll and answer all of the questions (answer any way you want) and you’ll see. By answering the questions differently each time you’ll get an even fuller perspective on what’s being done and what is coming.

Just so you know

Ernest Hancock

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Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey. We have questions on a variety of topics and really appreciate your input.

Are you registered to vote in Arizona?

Yes

No

Not sure

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How likely are you to vote in statewide elections?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Not likely

Not sure

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In the 2004 presidential election, the candidates were Democrat John Kerry, Republican George W. Bush, and independent Ralph Nader. For whom did you vote?

Kerry

Bush

Nader

Someone else

Not sure

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In which party are you either registered to vote or do you consider yourself to be a member ...

Democratic

Republican

Independent

Libertarian

Constitution

Green

Natural Law

Reform

Other

Not sure

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Is your overall opinion of George W. Bush very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable, or you are not familiar enough to form an opinion?

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not familiar

Not sure

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Overall, how would you rate President Bush's performance on the job?

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Not Sure

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In the 2006 general election, when voting for the U.S. House of Representatives, for which candidate will you vote?

Democratic

Republican

Independent

Libertarian

Constitution

Green

Natural Law

Reform

Other

Not sure

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Overall, do you think Arizona is headed in the right direction or are things off on the wrong track?

Right direction

Wrong track

Not sure

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Do you agree or disagree that it should be the duty of all immigrants to the US to learn English if they plan on staying in this country?

Agree

Disagree

Not sure

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A bill has been introduced in the Arizona State Legislature that would make English the official language of Arizona. The law would require that the Arizona government conduct most business in English, with exceptions for public safety and judicial matters. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose making English the official language of Arizona?

Strongly favor

Somewhat favor

Somewhat oppose

Strongly oppose

Not sure

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Thank you. Please give us some information about yourself.

What is your age?

Age

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Which of the following best describes your highest level of education?

Less than high school graduate

High school graduate

Some college

College graduate

Refused

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Which of the following best represents your race or ethnic group?

White, non-Hispanic

Hispanic

African American

Asian/Pacific

Arab American

Other-Specify

Refused

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Which of the following best represents where you live?

Large city (100,000 or more residents)

Small city (less than 100,000 residents)

Suburbs

Rural area

Not sure

Refused

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Which description best represents your political ideology?

Progressive/very liberal

Liberal

Moderate

Conservative

Very conservative

Libertarian

Not sure

Refused

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Which of the following best represents your religious affiliation?

Roman Catholic

Protestant/other non-denominational Christian

Jewish

Muslim

Mormon

Atheist/realist/humanist

No affiliation

Other-Specify

Refused

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Are you or is anyone in your household a member of a union?

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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Are you a parent or guardian of a child under 17 who is living at home?

Yes

No

Refused

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Which of the following best describes your marital status?

Married

Single, never married

Divorced/widowed/separated

Civil union/domestic partnership

Not sure

Refused

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Are you or is any member of your family a member of the Armed Forces?

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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Do you consider yourself a NASCAR fan?

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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Are you or anyone in your immediate family having flu-like symptoms at this time?

Yes

No

Not sure

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Have you or has anyone in your immediate family had the flu within the past few months?

Yes

No

Not sure

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How often do you attend church, mosque, synagogue or other place of worship?

More than once a week

About once a week

Once or twice a month

Only on religious holidays

Rarely

Never

Not sure

Refused

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Would you consider yourself to be a member of the "investor class?"

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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Do you or does anyone in your household keep a gun for personal protection or hunting at your home, place of business, or at a vacation home or club?

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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How often do you shop at Wal-Mart?

Every week

A few times a month

A couple times a year

Never

Other

Not sure

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Do you own or rent your home?

Own

Rent

Other/Not sure

Refused

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Which of the following best represents your household income last year before taxes?

Less than $15,000

$15,000-24,999

$25,000-34,999

$35,000-49,999

$50,000-74,999

$75,000 or more

Refused

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Do you currently have a valid passport?

Yes

No

Not sure

Refused

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Are you male or female.

Male

Female

Refused

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