Re: This and more...2 weeks ago
Several of Canadaís premiers arenít reacting well to the federal governmentís gun ban announcement, saying it doesnít do anything to combat gun crime and the vast money being promised by the Trudeau government could have been better spent elsewhere.
Does "majority of premiers, mayors and cop chiefs" make you feel better?
Are the "majority of people" as ill informed as you are? Are they doing the right thing? Are their emotions being played?
Several does not equal everybody.
And still most people support it.
So... which do we go with? Or do I need to guess?
It would depend on how the poll was conducted and who paid for it. Mostly they tend to use a very small sample group and extrapolate the results. For example the same question asked about guns in Vancouver will not get you the same results if asked in Northern BC or even the North Island. There is a huge disconnect between the lower mainland/Victoria and the rest of the province both culturally and economics. I suspect the same is true across the country.
Media manipulation is a big part of it, out West when asked about guns like Pete just wrote we say you we want guns taken from gangs and thugs, the media will write Western Canadians want guns taken away.
That is another reason why it is good to know who paid for the poll, how questions were worded and just where it was conducted.