Hitman1148: hola. u like politics? NEXT: J20: "TEARS IN HEAVEN"
DIVA: Like is a strange choice of words. I am involved and interested, yes.
Hitman1148: i am doing a poll , who would u say are the 5 greatest presidents, order 1-5?
DIVA: This how you conduct your poll? By IMing people? Don't you have a website or something for that? And what are your political leanings, may I ask? I think we have spoken before, Mr. Powers.
Hitman1148: no, dont have a website, only iming ppl who like politcs. maybe we have, i am not sure. my leanings have no reflection on the poll, but, i am a republican, besides, IMing ppl is not a bad idea,really not much different then phone calls
DIVA: Jefferson, FDR, Truman, LBJ, Clinton.
Jefferson = Constitution, Bill of Rights
FDR = Social Safety Net
Truman = integrated the armed forces
LBJ = Great Society programs
Clinton = Longest economic expansion in history, highest popularity of a president in history. That is my two cents worth.
Hitman1148: thanks, in order, si?
DIVA: No, I wouldn't presume to put them in order. Their accomplishments are important in different ways. I would probably put Jefferson at the top, though.
Hitman1148: the order is precisely what is needed though,
DIVA: So, you have no website, but you still conduct polls? Where may I see the results?
Hitman1148: ill email them when i am done, i did this poll 2 years ago for my class, and ill do it again, compare and contrast them,
DIVA: How old are you?
Hitman1148: 20, u?
DIVA: So, this is for college? Don't they make you use statistical sampling techniques?
DIVA: And the other part?
Hitman1148: really just cause i am in a class on statistics, and i fell like doing it
DIVA: It's odd that your stat prof wouldn't insist on a reliable sample.
Hitman1148: well, reliable, there are many different type of polling. techincally, i am doing a convience sample
DIVA: Wild. Well, hope my answers help you finish your "assignment."
Hitman1148: they will help for the sake of the poll, i will rank them 1-5 in the order u gave, ok?
DIVA: That would be fine with me.
Hitman1148: thanks, no, may i ask where u got the infor about clinton being the highest rated popularity pres?
DIVA: Yes. www.gallup.com
Hitman1148: what about the other polls, show reagan was higher then clinton and what bout the personal rating, being so low for clinton?
DIVA: As someone who minored in statistics, I go with the most reputable established organization when looking for survey data. But that's just me.
Hitman1148: there are a lot more then just gallup now zogby, portrait of america,
DIVA: But they all suck.
Hitman1148: no they dont
DIVA: It's the difference between a Jaguar and an Aspire. I go with the best. But that's just me.
Hitman1148: but zogby is now the best
DIVA: Other people go with crappy companies, so long as they give the results they want to hear. Zogby sucks.
Hitman1148: what did gallup say the election was gonna be this year? zogby hit it right on the head
DIVA: Zogby hasn't even been around long enough to do comparative polling analyses. You like Zogby because you are a right-winger. That is the only reason.
Hitman1148: even though zogby is a liberal i take into account all the different polls washington post, nbc, abc, what ever
DIVA: Zogby has only been around for 15 years, whereas Gallup has been doing Presidential approval tracking since 1935. What, by the by, does this have to do with your "assignment?"
Hitman1148: this has nothing to do with my 'assignment" i am just curious
DIVA: Then what is your point? If you are curious, everything I am saying can be confirmed by primary sources online. Live and learn.
Hitman1148: well, u are putting all ur eggs in one basket
DIVA: My eggs are in my ovaries. I don't know what you mean.
Hitman1148: online, there are online "sources" that say the holocaust never happened
DIVA: Not reputable ones. You might consider them reputable (seeing as you are a right-winger), but I have higher standards.
Hitman1148: right-winger? all i said was i am a republican
DIVA: Same difference.
Hitman1148: how's that make me a right winger?
DIVA: Have you read your Party's platform? It is online, you know...
Hitman1148: i have it already
DIVA: Well, there you have it.
Hitman1148: u give clinton credit for an economic boom that started before clinton
DIVA: Anyway, I should get going. I try to restrict my IM's to people I can learn from, not those I have to teach. Call me selfish. Bye.
Hitman1148: well, keep ur mind closed then, u wont believe anything else u dont believe.