WPXI and the web poll shenanigans

Checking out the WPXI.com web polls archive.

Almost every single poll comes out 54% to 46% or close to it. Doesn’t matter what the subject.

I guess all of five people are filling these suckers out each week. Why keep this charade up?

Previous Polls:
March 29, 2006:
Which do you do more often, go to restaurants or order take out?
Restaurants: 54%
Order Take Out: 46%

March 28, 2006:
Do you think Pittsburgh should get an NBA Basketball team?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 27, 2006:
Have you ever traveled to a foreign country?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 24, 2006:
Are you concerned about Social Security running out?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 23, 2006:
Do you think foreign countries should control our ports?
American: 54%
Foreign: 46%

March 22, 2006:
Do you drive an American or foreign car?
American: 55%
Foreign: 45%

March 21, 2006:
Do you pay more attention to politics or pop culture?
Politics: 54%
Pop Culture: 46%

March 20, 2006:
Do you check the expiration date before purchasing food products?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 17, 2006:
Did you wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 16, 2006:
Have you ever tried herbal remedies to improve your health?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 15, 2006:
Do you get more or less than 8 hours of sleep a night?
More: 54%
Less: 46%

March 14, 2006:
Have you lost weight or gained weight this year?
Lost: 54%
Gained: 46%

March 13, 2006:
Have you ever considered getting cosmetic surgery?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 10, 2006:
Will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 9, 2006:
Do you think if should be mandatory to show your license when you vote?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 8, 2006:
Should Pennsylvania ban smoking in all public places?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 7, 2006:
Should seat belts be required on school buses?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 6, 2006:
Are you a native Pittsburgher?
Yes 54%
No: 46%

March 3, 2006:
Did you purchase the new Steelers DVD?
Yes 54%
No: 46%

March 2, 2006:
Do you think Randle El will stay with the Steelers?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 1, 2006:
Do you use a Blackberry PDA?
Yes 55%
No: 45%





1 Comment

  1. pghcitiboy
    April 3, 2006 11:45 pm

    Watching WPXI is enough to make me want to pack up and leave this city. May “Television Hill” suffer a bad mudslide!