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Old July 6, 2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Hit this poll

Vote here in a poll on gun control: http://www.tnj.com/technology/micros...ack-to-windows

On the right side of the page in the small box.
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Old July 6, 2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old July 6, 2014, 11:11 AM   #3
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NO vote (will stricter gun control laws stop the rise in school shootings in the U.S.?), over YES vote 54% to 46%
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Old July 6, 2014, 11:39 AM   #4
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Another meaningless click-bait poll to drive web traffic and advertising revenue to a site I care nothing about?

No thanks.
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Old July 6, 2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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Another meaningless click-bait poll to drive web traffic and advertising revenue to a site I care nothing about
Perhaps, but if the anti's start wining these the media will be all over themselves promoting these "findings". When we win, they just quietly disappear.

Run Firefox with NoScript and an ad blocker, only let the polling script run.
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Old July 6, 2014, 02:14 PM   #6
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Nobody is going to report anything from these polls. These absolutely have no purpose except to bait in web traffic.
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Old July 6, 2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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Old July 6, 2014, 05:09 PM   #8
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Old July 6, 2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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Old July 7, 2014, 08:59 AM   #10
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Nobody is going to report anything from these polls. These absolutely have no purpose except to bait in web traffic.
While I agree that they are used to bait in web traffic (on that note, so is almost every article on the web), I disagree that nobody reports on these. Yes, a major news network is not going to, but I have seen countless time where local politicians or local anti-gun groups have used these polls in an attempt influence/manipulate the masses. Many people form opinions based on the spoon-fed drivel they get from disingenuous sources. Let’s not give them the opportunity.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:11 AM   #11
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Nobody is going to report anything from these polls. These absolutely have no purpose except to bait in web traffic.
They'll report them if they go their way. And they may be used internally to see who their actual customer base is. CNN has become more conservative lately...not Meagan Kelly yet but I was "What did he just say?" when Cuomo started bashing Obama the other day. NBC posted something on the recent Chicago shooting tally and got page after page of pro-gun comments to every anti. Last year it would have been about 50-50.

So yes...these polls do have an affect. "Wow!!! we got a 60-40 response we didn't expect...Maybe we need to look at our market."
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:21 AM   #12
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72% "No", with 361 votes in.

Statistically insignificant sampling.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:44 AM   #13
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:50 AM   #14
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Voted. 73% no.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:52 AM   #15
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What a load of garbage. There is no rise in school shootings in the US. Voted
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Old July 7, 2014, 11:57 AM   #16
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74% our side.
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Old July 7, 2014, 02:12 PM   #17
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Now 75-25, 400 votes
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Old July 7, 2014, 08:22 PM   #18
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Will stricter gun control laws stop the rise of school shootings in the U.S.?
Yes 24%
No 76%
Total votes: 430
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Old July 8, 2014, 03:22 AM   #19
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Done. We are currently at 77%
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Old July 8, 2014, 02:34 PM   #20
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Old July 8, 2014, 09:22 PM   #21
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I wholeheartedly agree this is not a meaningful poll, and certainly not a significant sample size. And, this is not a forum I would ever read, except I saw a synopsis somewhere about the coming changes in Windows 8.1 and I wanted to read that article. In doing so, I stumbled across the poll on the sidebar and voted.

And yes, any time a poll shows the public, ANY public, voting in favor of firearms restrictions, that just adds another stick to the fire the anti's keep stoking. I think we need to hit every single poll that we run across and make our position known. Who knows, we may not be in the majority on all these issues, but we can certainly yell at the top of our lungs and make it SOUND like we're the majority.

No one ever said any poll is an accurate measure of the entire country, but if a poll leans a certain way, those favoring that position will sure take advantage of that fact.
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Old July 9, 2014, 07:29 AM   #22
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The No's have it 79 to 21!
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Old July 11, 2014, 01:49 AM   #23
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Despite some forum skeptism.

I voted anyway.
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Old July 11, 2014, 02:39 AM   #24
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72% "No", with 361 votes in.

Statistically insignificant sampling.
Show your math.
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Old July 11, 2014, 03:16 AM   #25
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Show your math.
OK, game on!

Current population of the United States: 317 million. % sampled at the time of my posting: 1.139 x 10^-4 %.

Current Black population (since this is a black professionals and small business news website) is 39 million. Assuming only blacks voted in this, % sampled at the time of my posting: 9.256 x 10^-4 %.

My home town population is about 68,000. Assuming people there voted in this, % sampled at the time of my posting: 0.531 %.

The population of the university I attended is now about 40,000. Assuming people there voted in this, % sampled at the time of my posting: 0.903 %.

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