Monday, 21 November 2016

Bad headline

Here is a good example of a bad headline:

Moving from 37% to 46% approval isn't a "soar" in popularity; soaring popularity would be if someone whose approval is above 50% has a significant increase. Improving numbers while being underwater is just that: Improving numbers. "President-elect sees poll numbers improve" would be a more suitable headline.

The whole situation is wrong, anyway, as a President-elect who is backed by white supremacists shouldn't even be experiencing an improvement in their poll numbers, anyway.


  1. I never get asked for those polls so I often doubt them anyway.

    1. I think given the last few major elections we can dismiss polls. All they've done recently is give far-right trolls causes to celebrate in that the trolls believe they've "beaten" them.