When the Post polls its readers on an innocuous topic, like their favorite grass seed, they get up to 25,000 responses depending on the type of grass included in the poll, practically the Posts entire subscription list. But when they ask about legislation that bids to criminalize between one-third and one half of the population of the state, computer-savvy troglodytes drag their knuckles across their keyboards and activate secret hacking sites in the Cayman Islands to produce an answer the editors didn’t want.
Hint to the Post staff: If you find that the population consistently
disagrees with you, it’s easy to limit participation in your polls to
Post subscribers only, which should get you closer to the results you
have in mind.