Polls telling stories
Consider this, from Zogby International:
- "If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water," the poll asked.
A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.
- That's obviously a fairer way of describing Terri Schiavo's situation than most polls used. The only thing that bothers me about the Zogby data is that I haven't been able to find the complete poll results anywhere; even Zogby's own site only has a "Life News" story about the poll.