Letter to the Editor

Stick to yes/no on Web Poll

I am always interested in the Web Poll questions and results. I do believe, however, that the questions are often poorly phrased and designed to get a particular response. When asking about the electoral college and whether readers thought Indiana should join the Interstate Compact, the choices should be “yes” or “no.” When you include another option — “No, this is a left-wing post Hillary move by Democrats” — you skew the results. To be fair, another choice would read something like, “Yes, Republicans want to prevent this so their candidate can win despite losing the popular vote.” Today’s question about Robert Muller should not support the political narrative. Having two options for answering “no” affects the outcome. I think that seeking your readers opinions on current topics is commendable; fine-tuning the process would enhance the results.

— Andy McMahon