October 25, 2005
Son of Secret Polling Man
Omar at Iraq the Model has also blogged about that "secret military poll" reported in the Telegraph. He comes to pretty much the same conclusions as we while adding a caveat that only a local would know...
And by the way, I almost forgot to tell you this; when Iraqis are performing a poll they tend to do so while trying to keep as low a profile as possible for concerns about being misidentified as spies or intelligence gatherers for the coalition, the terrorists or even the government so they try to interview the first person they meet and think is safe to interview forgetting about all the known standards and requirements of correct sample choosing. This alone is enough to weaken the validity of the poll results.
Bottom line, I will personally ignore the results as a whole as I think it cannot add anything of value to a view of the situation here in Iraq, which is a shame, as it might have done so, had they framed the questions in a more scientific manner. I tend to recommend that you not take it seriously as well for these reasons.
Iraq the Model -- which we have blogrolled on the starboard side of your Big Lizards window -- is Sachi's favorite Iraq blog (and she reads four or five Iraqi blogs every day).
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 25, 2005, at the time of 3:48 AM
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The following hissed in response by: cdquarles
I have been reading Iraq the Model for some time now, as well as A Daily Briefing on Iran. I love them both. I implore you to check out A Daily Briefing on Iran and add it to your blogroll.
The above hissed in response by: cdquarles at October 25, 2005 7:07 PM
The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh
Your wisssssh is my command, o wise. Well, this wish, anyway.
The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh at October 25, 2005 8:09 PM
The following hissed in response by: hunter
The poll will go down in history right down there with the phony claim in the British medical journal about the 100,000 Iraqis killed by American bombing.
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