Saturday, February 22, 2014

Activist Poll Misleads California

Another real shocker.

So the poll was sponsored by a highly invested advocate for the policies polled. How might this manifest itself in the results? There are two ways. The most obvious is misleading or suggestive poll wording, and the poll question does seem slanted. The question presupposes that taxes and warning labels could reduce diabetes rates, but the evidence leans more toward the contrary. Studies of soda taxes find that they have a minimal effect on body weight (a controllable diabetes risk factor).

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