Posted by Curt on 27 September, 2008 at 10:44 am. 30 comments already!


Your telling me CNN would put up a biased poll as fact? Get outta here:

Buried way, way down at the bottom of the story — hopefully, one surmises, past the point where anyone would read — is the following:

The results may be favoring Obama simply because more Democrats than Republicans tuned in to the debate. Of the debate-watchers questioned in this poll, 41 percent of the respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 27 percent as Republicans and 30 percent as independents.

I’m far from being a polling expert, but this is obviously a slanted poll. A 14-point split between Republican and Democrat respondents? And what percentage of those “independents” were leaners for Obama?

That’s bad enough, but the really egregious part is CNN’s blatant reportage of opinion as fact, which allowed the creation of a news story announcing Obama’s victory.

Some would argue that hey, most CNN viewers are Democrats so they just polled their viewers. True enough. But Fox also had a poll in which 82% of their viewers thought McCain won. Did you see any headline story about the poll from Fox?


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