Usually the idiotic correspondence we get is from conservatives, but here's one from a liberal to break up the monotony. (The reason we polled more conservatives than liberals is because there are more conservatives than liberals in this country.)
From: Doug & Jo Hadden [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 7:39 PM
To: PPP Information
Subject: Annual TV survey
What was your methodology in adjusting for the conservative bias in your poll?
With 29.7% liberal, 27.7% moderate and 42.6% conservative you have 143% more conservatives than liberals.
Also, how do you adjust you poll for the fact that you survey for
one conservative news source - FOX
VS six non-conservative plus one "public" non-conservative (PBS) news sources?
Your "survey" spreads the non-conservatives over the seven sources while the conservatives have only a single source to vote for
I would appreciate a statistician responding as to the normalizing that was applied to correct for these bias. However, I doubt you will answer me as I would expect you did not make any such adjustments otherwise the data would look quite different.
Douglas Hadden (retired, politically independent, critical thinker)