Skip to comments."43% of Americans would consider voting for Charlie Sheen over Barack Obama!"
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.
And the PDSers here...:)
A vote for Charlie Sheen is a vote for admitting the insanity we have in politics.
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.
only 43% for charlie? I dont believe it...
the sad fact that even the PPP is so insane , it’s past strait-jacket MSM propaganda.
“Im 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
I want a president with tiger blood.
Over Obama? Damn right I would.
Granted, Sheen is a “truther” idiot.
PPP is a democrat liberal polling organization out of NC. The point of this bogus poll was to undermine Palin.
Charlie is much less egotistical than Obama, so why not?
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.
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
And of the remaining 57% there are 25% that are still alive.
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.
Why not? We have Al Franken in the Senate. At least Sheen has done some decent serious acting.