Thursday, June 28, 2007

Argh.

Newsweek:
Do you think Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq was directly involved in planning, financing, or carrying out the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001?
Yes: 41%
No: 50%
So, more people are right than wrong, but the problem is that 5% more people think Hussein had something to do with 9/11 than the last time this question was asked. Augh.

Also, this question is just weird. The "correct" answer in these questions is always bolded:
From what you know about the situation, do you think the United States is losing the fight against al-Qaeda or radical Islamic terrorism?

Yes: 52%
No: 37%
Now, I don't know the answer to this question, and I don't think Newsweek does either. How are we marking this? To say, unequivocally, that the US is "winning" the war on terror seems like a leap to me, especially when you're calling a majority of US respondents stupid in the process.

1 comment:

Closet Liberal said...

Bet you a box of donuts that junior staffers bolded the answers.

Given the complexity of the question, the correct response is: Don’t know/Refused