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29 percent of voters think 'armed revolution' might be needed
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Quote:Poll shows 29 percent of voters think 'armed revolution' might be needed

We knew distrust of government was high. But a new poll shows that suspicion reaching new levels.

According to a survey from Fairleigh Dickinson University, nearly a third of registered voters -- 29 percent -- believe an "armed revolution" might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect liberties.

The poll from the university's PublicMind explored perceptions regarding Congress' latest gun control push as well as the Sandy Hook mass shooting. That legislative push, launched in the wake of the Connecticut shooting, fizzled last month after the Senate blocked a bill that would have expanded background checks.

The poll showed 50 percent of voters still believe Congress should pass laws to protect the public from gun violence, while 39 percent say the opposite. But there is a huge partisan divide. Among Republicans, 65 percent don't see new laws as necessary.

And the survey could help explain why applications for gun permits have hit record highs and retailers report ammo has been flying off the shelves. Not only are gun owners worried about new gun laws, but the poll suggests some voters think a revolution could be on the horizon.

Asked whether an armed revolution might soon be necessary to protect liberties, 29 percent said yes.

Another 47 percent said no, while the rest were either unsure or declined to answer.

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that's much higher than i expected it to be. maybe there is hope after all.
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Most of them are probably commies that are pissed that the gov. hasn't gone full throttle in their direction.
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panopticonisi;99933 Wrote:that's much higher than i expected it to be. maybe there is hope after all.

It's easier to answer a survey than it is to go out in the streets and get shot at . . . Shrug

That's not a criticism of anybody here or anywhere else, just a comment on human nature.
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panopticonisi;99933 Wrote:that's much higher than i expected it to be. maybe there is hope after all.

The poll of 863 registered voters was conducted April 22-28. It had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/...z2SETAdHfV

It's hard to judge off of 863 people if that number would even be remotely accurate across the entire country.
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To be honest, I wouldnt answer a phone poll question like this. The high number of respondents that have answered in the affirmative should give those in power pause. It would also give credence to the .gov's recent hard push for gun control as well as the blue states push for confiscation: they must have an idea of what may be coming.

This snippet gives a breakdown of those polled:

Quote:While 44% of registered Republican voters indicated that they believed armed rebellion would soon be a reality in the U.S., just 18% of Democrats agreed. As for Independent voters, 27% indicated that guns would soon be used to settle the country’s political problems.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...z2SEb7ARfU
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With the sample size and the % the confidence interval is +-3.03% the sample size is adequate. You only need a random sample of 384 people for a poll with a population of 315 million for 95% +-5%
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ExcelToExcel;99964 Wrote:With the sample size and the % the confidence interval is +-3.03% the sample size is adequate. You only need a random sample of 384 people for a poll with a population of 315 million for 95% +-5%

Wouldn't the problem come in with actually choosing a real random sample though. I suspect every poll as I think it's very easy for pollsters to buy lists of people to get the results that they want.

A true random sample would be to have a computer randomly select the phone number, but not from a list, just randomly select 10 digits and dial. The person asking the questions shouldn't even see the number dialed.
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Absolutely. The issue gets really big really quickly when you cut results by groups. When your say x % of republicans you have to have a sufficient sample size to represent republicans and of course libertarians (all four of us) and democrats. It gets even worse when you say x% of white male republicans that wear brown dress shoes at least once monthly. . Thats when the sample falls on its face. To get a representative sample of each state that is of the same proportions as that states geopraphy so you can do multiple layer cuts is a huge undertaking.
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As someone who has worked in IT for marketing for many years, I can tell you that a poll can be readily biased by how you phrase the questions, how you bias an answer set, and before anyone gets their panties in a twist, a certain percentage of bias is applied to each answer set, and lastly if you're ok with tweaks along the way. I've seen interesting things done to data over the years.
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