Silliness on both sides in the Waikato fluoride stoush
The anti-fluoride Fluoride Action Network has accused the Waikato Times of reversing the results of an online poll that asked whether people supported the council’s move to defer re-fluoridating the city’s water supply until a High Court legal challenge is decided.
What the Waikato Times did or didn’t do is immaterial. Folks, the paper ran a self-selecting online poll, which makes its results utterly meaningless.
The best poll we have on this is October’s non-binding referendum. It showed that nearly 70% of Hamilton voters favoured water fluoridation.
Julie Middleton is an Auckland journalist with a keen interest in the way the media uses/abuses data. She happens to be married to a statistician. See all posts by Julie Middleton »