We're seeing statistics misused in two directions tonight, when reporting on the results of the New Hampshire primary election. Mitt Romney is being declared a convincing winner, with approximately 37% of the vote, far below half and a fairly weak plurality. On the other hand, you have left-leaning news outlets reporting or posting that two out of three Republicans voted against Mitt Romney. Perhaps that's not really misleading as much as it is opportunistic.
We also often hear statistics about how American students don't perform well when compared against other countries, except America's education system is decidedly different. We educate everyone, with open enrollment and 5th year seniors included, while European schools track heavily so that college bound students are most of what's left at the senior level. Compare using only American AP student test results instead and America's standing in the world improves dramatically.