Poll Crashing Time

This is an important one. Pharyngula is big, but it is not as big as CNN, so it is quite possible that it won’t make a dent. All 12 of us must join in to have our opinions heard on this question:

Do you believe God’s intervention could save a family member even if doctors say treatment would be futile?

Hurry, while it lasts, as the CNN Homepage.


  1. #1 brandon
    August 19, 2008

    after posting:
    “this is not a scientific poll.”
    oh, irony.

  2. #2 Doug Alder
    August 19, 2008

    It looks like the fundies have caught on to PZ polling strategy and are hitting the poll hard – the percentage that says Yes is constantly rising

    at 6am GMT -8 this morning
    Yes 61% 50091
    No 39% 31645
    Total Votes: 81736

    at 10:17 GMT -8 last night
    Yes 59% 15816
    No 41% 11183
    Total Votes: 26999

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    August 19, 2008

    Doug: It had to happen. Time to switch strategies.

  4. #4 Lou FCD
    August 22, 2008

    The current poll reads:

    Do you approve of religious institutions expressing political views?

    Unfortunately, there is not an option for “Sure. As soon as they give up their tax exemption,” so I just voted “no”.

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    August 22, 2008

    Well, Lou, I’m sure they’ll be perfectly happy to give that up. That isn’t what the church is about after all. Or maybe it is:


    Funny, Robert Beale (aka Papa Day) used to sit on the board of this one.