• Taako_Tuesday
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    1 month ago

    I’m interested in comparison between the 2 questions. 15% of Republicans think he’s guilty, but 18% approve of the verdict. 86% of democrats think he’s guilty but 88% approve of the verdict. That means that for both parties, there are at least a few people who think he’s not guilty, but regardless approve of him being in legal trouble. I’d like to pick their brains and see what’s up.

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      Sometimes people are happy that a criminal who commits crimes gets found guilty of something even if they aren’t sure about the one they go down for. Or they just tilhink the system worked and he can always appeal.

      I’m sure there are also a chunk of people in that poll that think he is guilty but also don’t approve of the verdict because they think these charges are petty.

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      Would put some of that down to people making errors with checkboxes, comprehension issues & trolling.

      But yeah, some people just like conviction regardless of their thoughts on a case.

        • Fal@yiffit.net
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          What does that mean? You want them to just throw out data that they don’t like?

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          It would be very rare not to do so.

          Most poll results give the margins of error of the method(s) used. No idea if this one did or not, but 2% and 3% don’t seem dramatic enough to not be explicable by margin of error issues.