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This poll is highly suspect

Reader comment on item: Should airport security procedures include ethnic and religious profiling?

Submitted by G. Woodworth (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 12:56

I simply cannot believe that COSTO poll. It's running 92 percent against profiling. This is utterly incredible! It's out of kilter with everything that I hear. I am someone who flies a great deal, and everyone I meet or talk to is in favor of profiling (and is also quite disgusted with the system as it is). I have met NO ONE who is opposed to profiling. Where does COSTCO find these voters? Either they're in a very atypical and isolated part of the country (Dogpatch?), or the poll ITSELF is highly suspect. I would guess the latter.

I also have to wonder what is the interest of COSTO in this matter. Isn't this topic a bit out of their normal range of concern? Might their ownership/management be (just perhaps) Moslem? Whatever ... something is definitely fishy here. I must agree with EFG who said it well that "this poll is worthless and meaningless." I don't believe it for a moment.

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