4 Matching Annotations
  1. Mar 2020
    1. Polls measure something, but it’s often the wrong thing (fame, money). They’re like S.A.T. scores. The problem isn’t really their accuracy; it’s the damage they do.
    2. Tweeting is to talking what polling is to voting.
  2. Aug 2015
    1. What's really being measured is heterogeneity of opinion, not centrism.
    2. A voter with one extreme conservative opinion (round up and expel all illegal immigrants immediately) and one extreme liberal opinion (institute a 100 percent tax on wealth over a million dollars) will be marked, for the purposes of polling, as a moderate.