Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ann Coulter and Polls

Ann Coulter's latest column is on polls. When you are an ideologue you don't put much stock in polls for a couple of reasons.

First of all, you know what the right answer is. If 100% of the people select the wrong answer, it's still the wrong answer.

Secondly, the right answer is self evident. It seems so obvious to you what the right answer is, and it is difficult to believe that anybody sees things differently. So if a poll shows that a lot of people really do see it differently, well, is it easier to believe that the American people really got it wrong in such large numbers? Or is it easier to believe that the polls are faulty or dishonest or both?

Well in Ann's case it's easier to believer that the polls are just plain wrong. She does oversell her case a bit though.
liberals love to pretend public opinion is always in the process of shifting in their direction. They can't win elections -? Democrats have gotten a majority vote in a national election only two times since FDR was president (Lyndon Johnson in '64 and Jimmy Carter in '76).
I could have sworn we won more elections than that. But apparently an election doesn't count as a victory unless you get more than 50% of the vote.

Incidently, Ann has a new book coming out on June 6, 2006. It's so controversial they can't even tell us it's name yet. Gosh I can't wait.

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