Random Polling Thought
When reading polling it is often reported that “jobs and the economy” are a top issue for voters. This is an interesting phrase and while it could be argued an appropriate grouping I have noticed an unintended feedback to the practice. While surveying voters I have noticed how many will say that “jobs and the economy” are the most important issue to them when prompted with an open ended question. I wonder how many voters grouped this phrase before political sciences and practitioners did so. Before I imagine most people would have simply said “jobs” I think it is a small example of how following and reporting on polls influences polls themselves.
The broader question I believe is worth exploring.