Wednesday, September 01, 2004

New Poll

This poll is surprising, to say the least:
On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders 'knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act,' according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004.

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Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim.


Blogger peggy said...

How absolutely mindboggling!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Eugene Malkin said...

Awesome. Great blog. Keep it up. I had no clue about this at all.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Tim McNabb said...

When I read this I was flabbergasted. I guess an endless parade of movies from Three Days of the Condor to the current remake of The Manchurian Candidate have taken their toll.

Tim McNabb

10:58 AM  
Blogger TheGrinder said...

I think I'd need to see the question here. To say we had irrefutable proof of an attack that was to occur on 9/11/01 and did nothing is crazy.

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, this poll result makes sense if you define "knew" rather broadly, as meaning "could have known with the exercise of due diligence, as determined on an ex post facto basis." This is the way a state court would construe "knew" in a case involving an out-of-state corporate defendant, for instance, so there's no reason ordinary people can't use this standard with respect to government officials.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

If a group calling itself commisioned such a poll but did not release the questions, it's safe to assume the questions were deliberately misleading.

11:41 PM  

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