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Posted: 4/5/2002 2:26:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2002 3:36:32 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
(I went back into the FOX Poll archives and found that Can't say/Never Heard of was in fact split out.) What is your opinion of Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat ? Favorable: 8% Unfavorable: 69% Can't say: 16% Never heard of: 7% ----------------------------------------- What is your opinion of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ? Favorable: 21% Unfavorable: 25% Can't say: 22% Never Heard of: 32% _____________________________________________ I'll leave the interpretations up to you folks. ______________________________________________ (Interestingly the spell checker didn't recognize Yasser Arafat but did recognize Ariel Sharon.)
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 2:30:00 PM EDT
23% of their respondents' didn't know who Yasser Arafat was???!!! What rock did these people climb out from under??
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 2:33:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stratsandaks: 23% of their respondents' didn't know who Yasser Arafat was???!!! What rock did these people climb out from under??
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And 54% didn't recognize Sharon. Even the spell checker only recognized one of them !
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 2:48:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stratsandaks: 23% of their respondents' didn't know who Yasser Arafat was???!!! What rock did these people climb out from under??
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Probably the same kind of people who don't realize we send 3 BILLION a year to Israel and still send US aid to Muslim countries that promote terrorism. Nobody pays attention anymore.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 2:57:59 PM EDT
Why does such ignorance surprise you guys? There's people who barely know anything (besides maybe sports) ten miles beyond their homes! Think about how many people are unfamiliar with key figures of our own government.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:09:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stratsandaks: 23% of their respondents' didn't know who Yasser Arafat was???!!! What rock did these people climb out from under??
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they could have also meant "can't say," meaning no opinion. who knows though
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:15:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2002 3:16:15 PM EDT by zonan]
What's the big deal? I would have voted "can't say" on sharon as well, because I don't feel too strongly one way or the other. It is a stupid poll though. They shouldn't have grouped a "neutral" vote with the obligatory "I'm an idiot" one.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:23:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 5subslr5: Even the spell checker only recognized one of them !
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That's because Ariel is a name and Sharon is a name (both women's names in the West). I have a feeling most Israeli and Muslim names would not be recognized. Try Netenyahu and see what happens.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:38:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By zonan: It is a stupid poll though. They shouldn't have grouped a "neutral" vote with the obligatory "I'm an idiot" one.
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Your thought was what made me go to the archives. This result although pitiful does make more sense.
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 3:46:30 PM EDT
Wasn't it said once in his peak, more people knew who Vanilla Ice was then who the president was?
Link Posted: 4/5/2002 4:37:04 PM EDT
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