By the same token, the "national Obama white vote" category, sometimes discussed these days, is skewed by the South.
Conservatives are trying to laugh off yesterday's NYT/Quinnipiac polls as being too skewed toward Democrats in their sample.
Then again, my perception of modesty has been skewed ever since Katy Perry shot whip cream out of her bra, so who even knows.
late 15c., "to turn aside" (intransitive), from Old North French eskiuer "shy away from, avoid," Old French eschiver (see eschew). Transitive sense of "turn (something) aside" is from 1570s. Meaning "depict unfairly" first recorded 1872, on notion of being "give oblique direction to," hence "to distort, to make slant." Statistical sense dates from 1929. Related: Skewed; skewing. The adjectival meaning "slanting, turned to one side" is recorded from c.1600, from the verb; noun meaning "slant, deviation" first attested 1680s.