In a poll just out tonight by Breitbart/Gravis 71% of US registered voters are opposed to the transition in which the US gave up oversight over ICANN.
For those in the ICANN community the poll question was less than entirely accurate.
“The United States will relinquish its administrative control over the Internet to a private organization where other countries, which could include China, Russia and Iran, will have influence for the first time on the management of the Internet. Do you think this is a good idea or not?”
71% called the policy a “bad idea,” while only 7% called it a “good idea,” and 21% were “unsure.”
I’m not sure what the people who were unsure were unsure about; maybe the question itself or more likely they never heard of ICANN.
“The poll was conducted Oct. 3 among 1,690 registered voters with a 2.4% margin of error.”
Of course the question was not properly formed and my guess is if a poll was taken a month ago just asking if you have heard of ICANN and in any basic way what the organization did you might get a 20% or so correct rate.
Just a few days ago a poll taken by ABC News/SSRS found 41% couldn’t correctly name Donald Trump’s running mate and 46% did not know Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee.
Although I have been against the transition for a long time its a silly questions and a crappy poll
The old saying crap in, crap out (CICO) comes to mind.
To bad they should have asked an accurate unbiased question.
I think the result would have been about the same with the vast majority of American’s against the move, but they didn’t have to go with such a silly, inaccurate question