Industry Shill Pollling Coming Out on Net Neutrality
by Matt Stoller, Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 01:39:29 PM EDT
I've got my hands on some poor quality polling done by the Glover Park Group and Public Opinion Strategies on net neutrality. It's being passed around on the Hill by the telecom shills.
Here's a sample question:
Which is Most Important to You?
Which of the following two items do you think is the most important to you:
Delivering the benefits of new TV and video choice so consumers will see increased competition and lower prices for cable TV
Enhancing Internet neutrality by barring high speed internet providers from offering specialized services like faster speed and increased security for a fee
The rest of the questionnaire is similarly structured along the lines of 'do you want lots and lots of pie or would you like a kidney infection'.
I did find one piece of data interesting, assuming that this poll is worth anything at all (which it's not). According to this data, 7% of registered voters have heard about the fight over net neutrality in Congress. That's amazing, since there's been basically no reporting done on the topic. It's also probably not true, since this is worth less than a random set of monkey scratches. Also Verizon paid $60,000 for this.