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Confirmation bias
« on: January 10, 2019, 03:57:17 PM »
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The president fired back, telling reporters: “The beautiful thing is, with social media, the world can write to you. You take a look at social media, so many of those people are saying, ‘It’s very hard for me, it’s very hard for my family, but, Mr. President, you’re doing the right thing.’”

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-says-federal-workers-support-border-wall-shutdown-pelosi-says-hes-almost-delusional-180502881.html

Let's say that I know a number of federal law enforcement officers and they are not fans of the shutdown. But then, my sample is also small and biased... but at least I understand the concept of sampling