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June 25, 2004

Discouraging Poll

The latest poll, currently the subject of many giddy headlines in the mainstream press, can only be described as a Democratic push-poll. Look at the actual question, which most news stories will not quote verbatim:

In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?
The question is specifically designed to get a positive answer from undecideds.

i am not an undecided, and i don't think "the United States made a mistake"  . . . so there.

Still, the results of the poll are very discouraging to me because they show that the leftist media/adademia/entertainment alliance is beginning to sway public opinion towards weakness and capitulation. The effect of this wavering will be to encourage our enemies, increase the death toll among innocents and lengthen the war. Not only that, it will increase the likelihood of further terrorist attacks in our country and against our allies.

Only complete victory by one side or the other will end this conflict. History has shown that time and time again. Our violent islamic expansionist enemies understand this, why don't we?

Posted by annika, Jun. 25, 2004 |
Rubric: annikapunditry


When media corporations swing their news coverage as well as their editorial coverage heavily in favor of particular parties and candidates, it seems to me that at some level they are making de facto in-kind political contributions. Corporations are supposed to be tightly limited by law as to how they can spend money in support of political candidates: an auto company (for example) could never get away with running TV ads in support of their preferred presidential candidate. But media companies are able to use their economic power to support their views, and are increasingly doing so. I don't think this differential power between industries was the true intent of the campaign finance laws.

Posted by: David Foster on Jun. 25, 2004


Don't give in to discouragement. That is what the leftist media want. Most polls seemed to be cooked to give the opinion the media is looking for.

Posted by: Chuck on Jun. 25, 2004

Annika, be careful talking about polls! I know firsthand how the minions can swoop in and drop 90 f-bombs in your comment section :)

But, yeah, it's blatantly obvious to me that polls are biased. Remember Den Beste's words: the only poll that matters is the election.

Posted by: Sarah on Jun. 27, 2004