Sunday, October 22, 2006

The Latest in Polling Fakery

Check out the "internals" for the latest Newsweek poll which claims that Democrats are "far ahead" in Congressional races.

The poll is comprised of 35 percent Democrats to only 28 percent Republicans.

Moreover, more people in the poll identified themselves as Independents than Republicans. What do you want to bet more of these "Independents" vote Democrat than Republican? And are those voting next month really going to be comprised of 37% Independents?

This is a great example of the media attempting to dishearten conservatives and push the electorate toward desired results, rather than attempting a "fair and balanced" poll which more accurately reflects possible voting reality.

4 Comments:

Blogger jau said...

It's incredibly frustrating and upsetting that so much of our awareness of ourselves comes from such agenda-driven and opinion-laden sources. Democracy works, I am convinced. But it sure makes it hard when the people musc cannot base their own opinions and choices on actual facts.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

You make a great point. Everyone in the electorate, Democrats and Republicans alike, deserves to be making their choices based on facts and not such a skewed vision of reality.

Best wishes, Laura

4:07 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

I agree with Aup as well.

We just shouldn't trust the media for truth these days. Unfortunately, we can't trust the White House either. People who want to find out what's really going on have it rough ...

In a way, I think the blogosphere is helping.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

While of course I disagree that we cannot trust the White House, I heartily agree that the blogosphere (along with other "new" media such as talk radio) is having a major impact for the better as far as truth. The "old" media can no longer spin stories to their liking without instant analysis and feedback -- the most significant example being Rathergate.

Best wishes, Laura

10:40 AM  

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