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  • one year ago

Under which circumstances would a politician be most likely to ignore the results of a public opinion poll on a particular subject when making policy regarding that subject?

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  1. anonymous
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    It's possible a private group is funding him to make a certain decision in their best interest.

  2. anonymous
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    wrong

  3. anonymous
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    I would say, if the poll is likely not to be reliable, especially if it is biased, then the politicians can safely ignore them. A very simple example is a poll sponsored by a group with a known interest in the question (e.g. imagine Lufthansa sponsoring the poll on "should the U.S. Government subsidize Lufthansa's flights in the us

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    The poll indicates that public opinion on the subject is volatile (liable to change). The poll indicates that the public is well-informed on the subject. The poll indicates that the subject is only important to a very small, but vocal group. The poll indicates that the politician's position is unpopular with the public.

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