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Daily Show: "Poll Smoking"


So where do you turn when Jon Stewart's Daily Show decides to skewer not just opinion polls but poll charts as well?  That's right, you turn to Pollster.com (though keep in mind that they may have earned their TV-14 rating with this one):

As the man says, "anything that gets the public fired up about Statistics has got to be a good thing."   Speaking of which (for those who may have landed here via link or search engine), we do have quite a bit of material here on how to make sense of those oh-so-confusing poll numbers.  Please feel free to look around. 

And as for the "poll smoking" line, oh Wonkette Emerita, where are you when we need you?

Overlooked: As William Loeb points out below, this was not the first installment of the "Poll Smoking" segment. See his comment for more details

 

Comments
William A. Loeb:

This is not the first installment of "Poll Smoking." Check the Daily Show archives at comedycentral.com.

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habibi:

There's another "Poll Smoking" schtick by Gorman on Bush's approval ratings on YouTube, also very funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7yrdQAAOFo

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Kadnine:

I'm not a regular watcher of TDS (I don't have to be with YouTube!) but that was darn, darn funny. Darn funny.

Thanks, Mark.

Thanks to you, too, habibi, my love. (Whoa, all of this comment feels weirdly redundant.)

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