Doug Schoen has 2 poll reports

by Andrew Gelman on November 1, 2011

in Protest,Public opinion

According to Chris Wilson, there are two versions of the report of the Occupy Wall Street poll from so-called hack pollster Doug Schoen.

Here’s the report that Azi Paybarah says that Schoen sent to him, and here’s the final question from the poll:

And here’s what’s on Schoen’s own website:

Very similar, except for that last phrase, “no matter what the cost.” I have no idea which was actually asked to the survey participants, but it’s a reminder of the difficulties of public opinion research—-sometimes you don’t even know what question was asked!

I’m not implying anything sinister on Schoen’s part, it’s just interesting to see these two documents floating around.

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