(PART 884)


We've discussed that ABC poll before and you know full well it was [a] flawed poll with incredibly misleading results.


Nonsense, Pat. The following question from the 2003 ABC poll (which twice includes the key word--"GUNMAN") is about as cut-and-dry (and NON-misleading) as you can get:

"Do you think Lee Harvey Oswald was the only gunman in the Kennedy assassination, do you think there was another gunman in addition to Oswald there that day, or do you think Oswald was not involved in the assassination at all?":

ONLY OSWALD ----------- 32%
ANOTHER GUNMAN ------- 51%
NO OPINION ------------- 10%


So, unless the 1,031 people who took part in that ABC News poll were completely retarded, it means that 83% of those 1,031 people are of the opinion that OSWALD SHOT PRESIDENT KENNEDY. Period. And that's an opinion that a large percentage of the people who post on Internet forums do not agree with.

And as we can see via just the first-day "returns" in this poll of mine, only 25% of the conspiracy theorists who offered up a firm opinion about my #1 question ("DO YOU THINK LEE HARVEY OSWALD FIRED ANY GUNSHOTS AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963?") think that Lee Oswald fired any shots at JFK....1 out of 4 people.*

* Not counting Tony Marsh, who answered "Unknown", or Steve Barber (because he's an LNer, and I specifically stated that I really didn't want any LNers to respond to my poll's questions, because it's obvious what their answers are going to be).

Obviously, just 4 people isn't a very large representative sample, but it's something to build on, and (as I fully expected) the 75% of the four respondents thus far who fall into the "OSWALD DID NOT SHOOT KENNEDY" category is not even close to the mere 7% who occupied that category in the 2003 ABC News poll.

David Von Pein
February 26, 2010