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NBC/WSJ Poll Rigged to Make Republicans Look Bad & Obama Look Good During Shutdown

FIGURES LIE4Liars figure and figures lie…economic axiom especially àpropos for political polls 

OK, we hear and read about them all the time, political polls, but many of us actually take the time to look at the entire poll? I confess I have once or twice in my life, that’s it.

But this last NBC/WSJ poll that CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC & the rest of the MSM had sooooo much fun quoting seemed to good to be true. Well, there’s a reason for that, it was.  The key question in the 17 page poll was rigged.

 

Rigged, you say? Well, I find that impossible! Are you sure? You betcha! Notice anything missing from the key question on page 12, say a mention of the Democrats?

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES Study #13413 — page 12
October 2013 NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
Now, thinking about the recent debate over the federal budget…
Q13  As you know, President Obama and the Republicans in Congress have not reached a budget agreement, and this has led to a shutdown of the federal government.

 

Who do you think is more to blame for this shutdown –President Obama or the Republicans in Congress?

Unless I missed it, aren’t the Democrats part of the shutdown? Aren’t THEIR policies as significant as those of the GOP?

 

This poll was constructed to be the “hair on fire”  wake up call for GOP, “the public isn’t supporting the GOP fight.” In truth this is a piece of garbage, a research poll designed to make the GOP look bad and to advance the MSM’s support of Obama and the Democrats.

 

This is a classic case of manipulating the figures to manipulate a political position.

 

Want more info on what the MSM DIDN’T report? The poll is below. As you read it, take a look at just how popular Harry Reid is and how the make up of the respondents is weighed with Democrats.

 

RIGGED POLL