“Online voting/polling is flawed IMHO unless there is a way to ensure one person/one vote. It’s also very hard to know if a person truly understands what they are voting for/against unless a series of questions is asked about the subject and replies are consistent”
The alternative is to employ Zogby, Rasmussen or someone like that to do scientific polling. No one is saying, for example, that the 86% support shown in this poll is representative of the public as a whole. It does suggest, however, that of those who feel strongly enough to vote one way or the other, the FairTax enjoys very strong support.
As far as the competence of the respondents, I agree that that is an issue. I particularly noted that the comments of those opposed show a lack of understanding of the proposal in many cases. I would say that at least half of the objections voiced in those opposing comments would go away if the respondents understood more about the proposal.
There are, of course, some misperceptions revealed among the supporting comments, also, but nowhere near as many.