Polling Schmolling

“The poll, conducted in the days after the Butler Report’s publication, says 55% of those questioned thought the prime minister had lied about the case for war – 37% that he had told the truth.”

Is it just me, or does that make no sense? ‘The truth’ and ‘lying’ aren’t opposites. I can easily say ‘the fifteenth brightest star in M31 has seven planets without lying or telling the truth. I don’t know whether the phrasing above is wrong or it’s a blatantly loaded poll. It all depends on how you interpret the question, and if a poll is meant to mean anything it should have unambiguous questions.