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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

CBS..Point Shaving Their Poll

CBS headline for it's latest poll on President Bush claims, George W. Bush now receives the lowest marks of his Presidency, even on fighting terrorism, a measure that has long been his strongest suit. Half of Americans now disapprove of how he is handling that effort, while 43% approve.
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OOPS! A little statistical analysis demonstrates this poll if off the hinges:
  • Total Republicans contacted: 272 unweighted and 289 weighted.
  • Total Democrats contacted: 409 unweighted and 381 weighted.
  • Total Independents contacted: 337 unweighted and 348 weighted.

A large majority of Republicans still approves of the President’s handling of terrorism, although their approval, like that of all adults, has dropped nine points in the last month, to 78% now. Most Democrats and Independents disapprove.

Well you don't say? Let's do our own analysis.

  • 2,036 individuals were polled
  • 38.8 % were Democrats
  • 33.6% were Independents
  • 27.6% were Republicans

Depending on how the questions were asked it seems the CBS "weighted" this poll to satisfy Bob Schiefer and his cohorts who wish to report bias news by "fixing" the numbers and placing their own spin on the results.

Source: NewsBusters

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2 Comments:

Blogger J0kerr said...

I hear ya. Post on this guys blog, hes a strong democrat and he lis most of the time. Also, where did you get your facts? So I can use stuff like that later on.

http://worsthour.blogspot.com/

2/28/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

NewsBusters.org have the story (link from my blog) and they have the link to an 18 page PDF with all the guestions and breakdown.

Bottom line, the the stats are biased.

2/28/2006 12:48:00 PM  

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