Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Asking The Wrong Question, Again

Question 17 from today's Quinnipiac Poll:

Do you approve or disapprove of Eliot Spitzer's handling of the illegal immigration issue?

Just like Siena College on Monday, Quinnipiac is using lazy language. This poll is even more misleading. What does the "illegal immigration issue" mean? Are respondents supposed to guess that it's a reference to Governor Spitzer's scheme to hand out driver's licenses to illegal aliens? Even with the vagueness 62% disapproved and 21% approved. Upstate 72% disapproved and 15% approved.