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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Media admits to polls being worthless - SOTU

The results from an instant poll conducted by CNN concerning viewer reaction to President Bush's SOTU address was reported as follows: 

Because the poll reflects the opinions of only those who watched the State of the Union, it reflects more favorable opinions than a random sampling of the country as a whole. The audience was 43 percent Republican, 23 percent Democratic and 34 percent Independent.

What prompted them to actually produce the polling sample data before someone else pointed out how it was weighted? Could it be that a  48 percent very positive reaction and Twenty-seven percent somewhat favorable reaction caused them to do so? Did they ever make these points with any of the polls they pushed for Clinton or others liberals or when the numbers were not so good for Bush? Just wondering.

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