Donna Sullivan sully at mathworks.com
Thu Feb 2 11:51:55 EST 1995

At least 3 are RIGHT of center. 1, 4, and 6.

In article <macgyver-0202950025550001 at macgyver.xensei.com>, macgyver at xensei.com
|> In article <3gp3q6$ppk at ccnet3.ccnet.com>, smatthew at ccnet.com wrote:
|> > I am doing a poll on several subjects for my speech and debate class:
|> > 1. Eliminating Welfare
|> > 2. Lifting the embargo on Cuba
|> > 3. Legalize Prostituion
|> > 4. Pass a Nationwide Prop 187
|> > 5. Eliminate Arms sales to foreign nations
|> > 6. Banning the media from trials.
|> I disagree with your wording of these statements.  You're asking people to
|> side *fully* with an extreme position ...or not at all.  These statements
|> are clearly slanted left of center.  It would have been better to say
|> "Overhaul Welfare" rather than "Eliminate..."  Much better to say
|> "Restrict media access" than to outright "ban" it.  Prop 187 is also an
|> extreme measure, even for those who favor a similar (yet scaled down)
|> measure.
|> I suggest that the next time you poll, try to get an *accurate* count. 
|> This is only accomplished by wording without such a clear agenda.  I
|> believe that most Americans are moderate... neither utterly conservative,
|> nor completely liberal.  What's wrong with middle-of-the-road?

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