A little fun with all the polling we do in America.


By the Numbers

Recently, 51% of Republicans polled
couldn’t find 46% of one another’s offices
A fact that, viewed by 36% of their staffs,
was found to be 47% accurate, leading to
missed lunches
bad haircuts,
marital infidelity,
and a persistent eye-twitch

On the other hand, 16% of Democrats
regarded 22% of Hispanics
to be 11% underpaid
on Tuesdays,
or perhaps Thursdays,
with 19% undecided
and, of the remaining 65%,
12% unavailable for comment

According to the National Polling Association,
57% of the pollsters were unable
to locate the tips of their noses
in a dark room,
with nearly 43% of the remainder
needing three tries
All agreed that a 3% margin of error
was unacceptable 73% of the time

Poetry Collection: Broken Pieces
This poem is included in
Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection
BROKEN PIECES
available here in print
or as an e-Book
in your favorite formats.