Skip to comments.MEDIA BIAS: CBS Slants Bush Poll in Favor of Democrats
Posted on 02/28/2006 7:25:36 AM PST by Thanatos
Headsup to Newsbusters for this
CBS Slants Bush Poll in Favor of Democrats
In its classic "fair and balanced" tradition, CBS slanted in favor of Democrats its poll that found Bush has a 34 percent approval rating and a 59 percent disapproval rating, an all-time high for a CBS poll.
On the bottom of the PDF version of the poll (page 18) it says how many Democrats versus Republicans were contacted.
"Total Republicans" contacted: 272 unweighted and 289 weighted.
"Total Democrats" contacted: 409 unweighted and 381 weighted.
"Total Independents" contacted: 337 unweighted and 348 weighted.
If you only ask the opinion of the enemy, you will only get the enemies point of view.
Thanks for posting.
Disgusting, but not surprising.
Yeah, but the two to one bias is not reported in MSM. What these polls need to do is use the same sampling as percentages in last Presidential election. And then only with "likely" voters. Cause they are the ones who vote not just tell you how they feel.
Rush is right!
These fools will run around quoting their own BS polls, celebrating the numbers then claim foul when the actual election results don't reflect their expectations. Let them continue being deluded.
BUSH CHEERS DECLINE OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA, RISE OF ALTERNATIVE PRESS (Drudge Headline)
CBS is even 10% lower than most other MSM skewed polls. I think this has to do with Bush basically referring to the MSM as irrelevant.
I think it's pretty understood that CBS stands for a great many things, none of them good, but especially C'ertainly B'iased S'ources.
"CBS" The name no one trusts.
But I'll tell you what bugs me. Carl Cameron and the Fox guys will talk about the 'polls' without the caveat that they were weighted.
All it takes for the media to use a poll in a report is to take the poll. It's accuracy is irrelevant.
Even if they weighted it better, Bush would still be under 40%.
What is "Weighting"?
Polls are custom manufactured news. CBS is expert on making up news as we all know.
A great song by Tom Petty
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What's the frequency Kenneth???
Any poll that isn't 55% republican is worthless.
In other news...
A poll taken of delegates to the democratic convention shows Bush's approval numbers at 0% !
but nobody reveals this.
Why is this data not front and center on FNC?
CBS must be using census data from 100 years ago. Are there not more registered republicans than demcorats?
I wonder what the same poll would reveal if you did a conservative/liberal/neuter breakdown. (moderate means nothing)
That really telegraphs something.
GWBush is a volunteer voted by the consent of the voters.
CBS is dying by their inability to simply report the truth. People just left them.
It must REALLY suck to work for CBS.
I think the weight thing the amount of BS they had to pile up to make it work the way they wanted.
In this Dredge article it says CBS viewers are 70% dem. so, they just aim to please.
CBS fears a Ronald Reagan term III scenario. If someone comes up and is a GWBush surrogate then it will essentially be GWBush running for a third term.
As it stands now, my impression is GWBush WOULD be re-elected for a third term with an even wider margin. CBS knows and FEARS this.
(fake but accurate)
Were the first results of the poll faxed to CBS from a Kinko's in Texas?
I finally learned how to read polls.
I've been SKIPPING to the END of
all polls for the past two years.
With CBS, ABC, or NBC, it's the
fastest way to find out what
they're up to.
see how the poll was constructed. other tricks include calling on the weekend.
I call BS.
but what would happen if they use the 2004 voting breakdown, ahhh the truth is out there but do we want to know it
Rush is talking about it right now
I see Drudge has picked it up too
From the same network that brought us phony documents comes a bogus poll. Color me "not surprised".
OK, so we all know that the MSM media is biased. But, my concern has always been, how does the alternative media affect, influence the great unwashed out there that still listens to, reads the MSM, which is still larger than the alternative media? How can we get the message out so that voters will be informed? The point is, the 2006 elections are near and the drumbeat of the MSM is that the Dems will take over Congress. Appearances count and unfortunately the masses still buy the MSM figures, facts, and direction. It is getting better for truth and the Right and the GOP but as W stumbles along on immigration, the ports, this avalanche of bad news piles up. What to do is my point.
LOL! Thats not a poll. It's a DNC "news" release.
Exactly! I don't understand how much our fellow FReepers really think that oversampling Dems (by this much) Bush's numbers- it's NOT significant. If you had a mix of 34%R, 34%D, 32%I, then Bush's figures only go up slightly, to 36.82%, which is still pathetic.
Even Rasmussen has Bush at 43.0% 2 days in a row
It is a FORGERY!
A term that CBS just loves, n'est ce pas?
Since the poll tacitly purports to represent prevailing opinion, it is fraudulent. And, according to an on line dictionary which defines* a forgery as "Something counterfeit, forged, or fraudulent."
So, the headline in Drudge, on Fox and elsewhere should rightly be... "CBS FORGES another one!"
Polled during a period of FACT-FREE HYSTERIA on more than one issue. AS USUAL, when the facts come out, things begin to change. How many times have we seen this??
Got Memo? Got 22 Indictments?
This is how this works. LIBS MUST LIE, EVEN TO THEMSELVES NOW....
Then they pay for heavily biased polling to SUPPORT the lies, build massive conspiracies around the lies,
and then can't ever figure out what happened when it all comes crashing down around them...
This is becoming sad to watch. I almost pity them, as they march the Democratic Party to it's eventual destruction......
"Fake but accurate!"
Another Stain on CBS
The failure of this CBS poll to weigh both parties equally just goes to show how incredibly biased this poll really is...