Politics 14 June 2010 Is this the most absurd opinion poll question of all time? YouGov bosses should hang their heads in shame. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML The YouGov poll for yesterday's Sunday Times included this ridiculous question: Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? The government could save billions of pounds by eliminating unnecessary "non-jobs" in the public sector. Agree 85 Disagree 6 Don't know 9 Can you imagine a more loaded phrase than "unnecessary 'non-jobs' in the public sector"? I'm amazed that even 6 per cent disagreed. I mean, they might as well have asked people: "Do you agree with the state paying people to do nothing?" It would have elicited the same response. › Web Only: the best of the blogs Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles The 4 questions to ask any politician waffling on about immigration How English identity politics will shape the 2017 general election What will the 2017 local elections tell us about the general election?