Some years ago, an acquaintance of mine opined that most people don’t trust political polls.
“How do you know that?” I asked, expecting him to tell me that such was the attitude of most of his friends. But he surprised me. Instead, he told me that he had read that in “some survey.”
Well, of course, I told him that the survey to which he referred was itself a poll. Why would he trust that poll but not others? He didn’t offer an answer, but it was fairly obvious that he trusted only those polls that showed results generally in agreement with ...