Every undergraduate who enrolls in a basic social science research methods course learns that, if the goal is to understand peoples’ attitudes, it is important to recruit a diverse sample that approximates the population.

Yet, CNN—despite its unlimited resources—inexplicably (and repeatedly) fails to recruit a large sample that represents the people of the United States.

Thankfully, CNN does publish its data (usually around a year after the survey’s results are touted by its anchors), and the latest available data, from the December 2018 poll shows just how poorly designed CNN’s polling truly is.

While Baby Boomers and those older than…

Rodolfo Cortes

Activist, Thinker

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