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Gallup quietly admits ‘fundamental flaws’ in decades of data: Revised unpublished poll shows most Americans do NOT sympathize with Israel

Gallup quietly admits ‘fundamental flaws’ in decades of data: Revised unpublished poll shows most Americans do NOT sympathize with Israel

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Pollster Gallup admitted on March 28 that three decades of polling data contain fundamental flaws “well beyond what we would attribute to normal sampling error.” Gallup’s admission centers on its high-stakes question of whether Americans have greater sympathy for Israelis or for Palestinians. Gallup loudly trumpeted that Americans “increasingly sympathized with Israel in recent years.” U.S. based Israel affinity organizations and the Congressional Research Service long used Gallup sympathy polls to claim that most Americans support giving most of the US foreign aid budget to Israel. Gallup attributes its sudden admission of error to “an analysis of [Gallup] World Affairs surveys and other surveys conducted at about the same time indicate this is not the case.” Gallup’s reevaluation may have been triggered by more than its own polling and cited polling done by CNN and Pew Research. In both 2018 and 2019 IRmep paid to field Gallup’s precisely worded polling question through the…
Source: Gallup quietly admits ‘fundamental flaws’ in decades of data: Revised unpublished poll shows most Americans do NOT sympathize with Israel

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