Importance Of Public Opinion Poll

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For a majority of the time, if people want to climb up to a new position in a job or they want more authority, they usually ask or receive supports from people around them. It is very important for them to persuade others to vote for them or nominate them. They do that by gaining trusts from voters and promise doing what the voters want. It is also quite important to practice what voters want after successfully got promoted. One of the ways to do it is by reinforcing people’s opinion on a concerned matter using a survey. It is the same under federal perspective. The policymakers would work with different organizations to help them collect the opinion from people about certain matters. They use what is called public opinion poll. Public opinion …show more content…
Then he or she would select a whole population, groups of people who he or she wants to get the answers from. Next, the poll conductor would distribute the poll to each of the sample, the people chosen randomly from the population, and those people then would be able to take the poll. The goal of public opinion goal is to collect people’s opnions, not to try selling something. However, depending on how the questions are phrased, some polls also try to change people’s belief about a subject. There was poll recently conducted on July 13th, 2016 on negative views of race relations. The poll was made after several incident relating to race, such as the shooting of two black men by white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota and the shooting of …show more content…
First of all, the poll was conducted right after the incidents where black people were shoot and shooting police officers. It makes people have a negative thought on race relations. Furthermore, their opinion at the moment might be affected by their emotion, which could be a short-term one. If it was conducted after the incidents for a while, the results might be more positive. Secondly, the poll was conducted by telephone. The time called might also might affect the results, as different time would lead to different types of people who pick up the calls. For examples, if the phone call was made during business hours, business men and women will not be able to pick it up, but mostly are retired people or people who do not have a job. Thirdly, the difference between white and black respondents are too big. White respondents numbers were around a thounsand, but black respondents were only around two hundreds. In summary, the poll did not necessary made errors; however, changing the above factors would lead to a changing in

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