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Media touts poll claiming 25 percent of Jews hate Israel

(JNS) — The decline of polling firms has been part and parcel of the general decline of institutional trustworthiness. There’s still a market for “internal polls” for political campaigns, but there’s also an abundance of “poll trolls” and highly dubious clickbait polls.

The media is happy to pick up the clicks from the clickbait without reporting basic questions about the firms behind the numbers.

Take this latest one loudly promoted by the JTA, with a bold headline: “Poll finds a quarter of US Jews think Israel is ‘apartheid state.’”

The JTA does note that the survey was “commissioned by the...


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