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Why do We Listen to Polls?

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Riddle me this: In an AP-GfK poll conducted earlier this week, respondents seemed a bit . . . confused about how logic works, for example:

Six in 10 predict an economic crisis if the government's ability to borrow isn't renewed later this month with an increase in the debt limit — an expectation widely shared by economists. Yet only 30 percent say they support raising the limit; 46 percent were neutral on the question.

Really folks? You're saying that a huge part of our political decisions are based on polling and folks can't even follow simple cause and effect?

Got it.

Also on today's #TWiBRadio, #TeamBlackness discussed the great Jesus conspiracy, the productive habits of famous writers, and Captain Picard is outraged . . . and Black.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, we put together some of the greatest moments from the last year of #amTWiB.

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And finally, in case you missed it, we did a bit of broadcasting while on hiatus we discussed some amazing Berkeley racism thanks to the Rookie Moms twitter feed:

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