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POLL: Ayres, McHenry & Assoc. South Carolina GOP Primary


A new Ayres, McHenry & Associates statewide survey of 500 likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina (conducted 1/24 through 1/28) finds:

  • In the Republican primary, Sen. John McCain (at 29%) leads former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (20%) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (14).
  • 56% of likely Republican primary voters think global warming "probably is happening;" 29% think it "probably is not happening."

 

Comments
Thomas:

I won't specifically discuss the results of this poll, but just make one comment on the second question. To me, it's something I will never really understand in opinion polls: when an insitute ask people to say if something is "true" or false", or "right" or wrong", for example a scientific fact. It seems we're questioning unintersted, uninformed and/or misinformed people about facts that can't be described as "true" or "false", "right" or "wrong", by a simple majority of citizens. Science is not democracy; otherwise, it seems we're falling into the pitfall described by Tocqueville: the "tyranny of majority".
Sorry for the mistakes, I'm french.

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