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"43% of Americans would consider voting for Charlie Sheen over Barack Obama!"
Legal Insurrection ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2011 | William A Jacobson

Posted on 03/18/2011 7:48:33 AM PDT by curth

I have expressed my concerns with Public Policy Polling before. PPP is a traditionally Democratic firm which now is the official pollster for DailKos, and has a tendency to put a heavy spin on its poll results.

Today PPP officially beclowned itself, releasing a poll which, among other things, pitted Charlie Sheen against, respectively, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

Do serious pollsters engage in such publicity stunts?

But it gets even worse, because PPP cherry picked the data to spin the poll against Sarah Palin, with this headline, Palin trails Sheen with independents.

And indeed, according to the cross-tabs, Sheen does better with independents versus Palin (41%) as opposed to Obama (22%).

Why focus only on that measure? Isn't the headline that 24% of the population definitely would choose Charlie Sheen over the sitting President of the United States? Or that another 19% are not sure? How about this headline:

"43% of Americans would consider voting for Charlie Sheen over Barack Obama!"

Or how about this:

"The most media-adored President in history could lose 43% of the vote to Charlie Sheen!"

PPP set out to embarrass Sarah Palin, but ended up embarrassing itself.

If PPP wants to be taken seriously, it should act in a serious manner, and not in the manner we would expect from the official pollster for DailyKos.


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: bama; fools; sheen
PPP set out to embarrass Sarah Palin, but ended up embarrassing itself.
1 posted on 03/18/2011 7:48:37 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

And the PDSers here...:)


2 posted on 03/18/2011 7:50:24 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: curth
I no longer trust the Main Stream Media or polls...


3 posted on 03/18/2011 7:50:34 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: curth

Winning!!


4 posted on 03/18/2011 7:52:34 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: curth

A vote for Charlie Sheen is a vote for admitting the insanity we have in politics.


5 posted on 03/18/2011 7:53:06 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I'm madder than a Charlie Sheen hatter Questions? Call 1-800-CharlieSheen)
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To: curth

The Sheen vote indicates that a large percentage of Americans have trouble separating television from reality. The Obama vote indicates an inability to distinguish teleprompters from reality.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 7:53:16 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: curth

only 43% for charlie? I dont believe it...


7 posted on 03/18/2011 7:53:20 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: curth
Vote Zaphod Beeblebrox for President. After all the main purpose of the president appears to be to distract people from where the real power is.
8 posted on 03/18/2011 7:56:26 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: darkwing104

the sad fact that even the PPP is so insane , it’s past strait-jacket MSM propaganda.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 7:57:33 AM PDT by max americana
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To: curth

““I’m an F-18, bro, and I will destroy you in the air and deploy my ordnance to the ground.””

- President Sheen on the Libya situation


10 posted on 03/18/2011 7:59:13 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: curth

I want a president with tiger blood.


11 posted on 03/18/2011 7:59:38 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax cut constitutes "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should count as a "desposit.")
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To: curth
It is frightening that anyone would consider voting for either.
12 posted on 03/18/2011 8:00:47 AM PDT by Apercu ("Obama is graffiti on the wall of American History")
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To: curth

Over Obama? Damn right I would.

Granted, Sheen is a “truther” idiot.


13 posted on 03/18/2011 8:00:50 AM PDT by RockinRight (I once had my identity stolen. Once they got to know me, they gave it back right away.)
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To: RockinRight

PPP is a democrat liberal polling organization out of NC. The point of this bogus poll was to undermine Palin.


14 posted on 03/18/2011 8:04:56 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: curth

Charlie is much less egotistical than Obama, so why not?


15 posted on 03/18/2011 8:07:19 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (When you buy stocks, you're betting on Bernanke)
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To: curth

Sheen is probably clinically insane, but I think he would be a better president than The Null One. Plus, being a nutcase, he would probably scare our enemies a lot more, thus engendering more respect on the world stage.


16 posted on 03/18/2011 8:17:57 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: curth

Charlie Sheen - mildly insane party dude with many far-left ideas. Craves public attention. No prior experience in leadership, but does well in self-promotion. Known for insulting his enemies and is considered difficult to work with.

Barack Obama - mildly insane party dude with many far-left ideas. Craves public attention. No prior experience in leadership, but does well in self-promotion. Known for insulting his enemies and is considered difficult to work with.

= = =
Toss up for me


17 posted on 03/18/2011 8:23:48 AM PDT by kidd
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To: darkwing104

And of the remaining 57% there are 25% that are still alive.


18 posted on 03/18/2011 8:29:53 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: kidd

Great observation. Could not have said it better myself. The Sheen/Obama election would be 50/50 except for the 7% that vote for Obama because he is black.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 8:30:24 AM PDT by MeSpikeLibs (Wake me when the Obama nightmare is over.)
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To: curth

Why not? We have Al Franken in the Senate. At least Sheen has done some decent serious acting.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 8:36:18 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: GonzoGOP

And, besides, two heads are better then one. Zaphod could be his own vice president.


21 posted on 03/18/2011 8:37:14 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: achilles2000

This is why I hharp on the evils of Obam TV. He controls it, they love him and support him totally and fox is no better. The public has no clure. Zero.

The idiots think everything is swell. Bush had the worst depression ever (at 5% unemployment) but things are lollypops and ice cream with the kenyan. Eff TV.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 8:43:50 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: curth

Jump ball


23 posted on 03/18/2011 9:16:04 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: curth

Man that’s funny


24 posted on 03/18/2011 9:23:35 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: curth

Heck.. Flavor Flav would be a better President than Barry Obama..


25 posted on 03/18/2011 9:25:36 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=ernk_lssbd&xhr=t&q=flavor+flav&cp=3&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&sa=X&ei=U4aDTZSUJ4e8sQPAx6n0AQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDUQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=609


26 posted on 03/18/2011 9:27:25 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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