The Fort Worth Star Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, the San Antonio Express-News and others have published stories citing the results of a Scripps Howard Poll of Texas citizens. This would ordinarily be fine except that when one tries to find the particulars, the raw data, methodolgy, etc., one runs into a stone wall of Internet silence on the subject. It is unusual, to say the least, that when newspapers cite the results of a poll, not a single one of them posts a link to that poll.
A call to Scripps Howard Inc. elicited the information that it was, most probably, still behind a subscription wall. A message was left on the Scripps Howard Poll Director's phone, but had not been returned at the time of this posting.
It will be interesting to see if the poll text is eventually published. And if the stories published in today's newspapers actually fit the facts of the poll.
Monday, September 19, 2005
Raw Data For The Scripps Howard Texas Poll Hard To Find
Posted by Gowain at 10:15 AM