How’s that again?

Does anyone know why the Time/CNN results posted on Polling Report are different (Bush has a 61% job approval rather than a 55% job approval) than Time reports for the same poll? Did someone fumble the numbers that Time wrote up and then catch the error later? Does that explain the curious silence? Did CNN not report that number because no one had figured it out yet? This one gets stranger by the day.


Wrong! Two different polls: one for CNN and Time, done by Harris Interactive, the other CNN/USA Today/Gallup. Thanks to those who straightened me out.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: