Skip to comments.Zogby: Liberals Drive Rush Limbaugh's Ratings
Posted on 11/12/2007 11:34:28 AM PST by rface
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“compared to 20% of liberals and 18% of moderates who said the same thing. In other words, Limbaugh’s potential audience is larger than that of liberal competitors because more liberals say they will listen to conservatives than vice versa.”
Its very simple. Liberals are not entertaining or optimistic. Who wants to sit around and listen to doom and gloom and it’s “Bush’s Fault.” It not inspiring, entertaining or informative. Also, subconciously, those liberal listeners want to change to the dark side, they just won’t admit it. Peer pressure ya know. :)
Well, I suppose liberals like to break away and hear the truth once in awhile.
It helps them separate truth from spin. They get educated, and go on to deny all the truth they discovered.
Zogby has low credibility. You really cannot accept as fact any statement from Zogby.
Oh, right...it's Zogby.
So conservatives don’t enjoy listening to morons and pablum spewing lefties while liberals do enjoy listening to intelligence and common sense.
Hmmmmm . . .
Yeah, but they often don't know it's fiction..
Zogby is a proven liar. Rush’s audience is not drawn from libs.
“...liberals were much more likely than conservatives to listen to commentary and entertainment with which they disagreed philosophically. This could be part of the reason Air America has faltered there are simply fewer potential listeners.”
What a bunch of crap.
Keep listening liberals. Maybe you will see the light and convert.
They’re trying to spin this as “liberals are more open to other points of view” - that’s pure BS. The most intolerant people on earth are “liberals”.
Mr Zogby misread his results. Libs listen to conservative radio and conservatives don’t listen to liberal radio because:
Conservative radio is good.
Liberal radio SUCKS rocks.
Harry Reid listens to Rush as per his tantrum denouncing Rush about the phony soldiers in which Harry was incorrect.
You would think they would learn something while they listened.
I watch CNN, the networks, etc., because I want to know what the other side is doing.
BTW...I’ve seen some research that shows more Democrats watch FoxNews than CNN.
Sorry, Zogby and Gallup, and all the rest...I’ll take two ounces of common sense over fifty gallons of polling data any day when it comes to trying to figure out what is going on around me.
So true, so true.
Liberals can listen to conservative ideas and even like to steal them on occasion, like Bubba Clintoon. Every once in a while they’ll find themselves saying, “hey, that’s a good point.”
But conservatives have trouble listening to liberal idiots for more than 5 seconds before hitting the off button. The last time I heard myself saying “that’s a good point” to a liberal idea was ...
well, let me get back to you.
They kicked me off the Zogby polling...
Keep in mind that the other participant in this garbage was the Norman Lear Center. Norman Lear is a very far left Hollywood guy despite his funny TV shows years ago.
It strikes me that this is Lear's left-wing agitprop with a thin icing of Zogby to make it seem like it's a poll rather than an outright fabrication. As though the two are mutually exclusive ...
Zogby and Norman Lear...yeah sure! I’ll believe anything those 2 have to say about Rush. Sure I will.
and again they assign “red” to the conservative side, to avoid giving it (most appropriately) to the socialist Left.
You are nicer than me. When a lib starts spewing their points, I say “are you freakin’ nuts”? LOL
“his popularity may have more to do with preset beliefs in the minds of his listeners than with his presentation skills.”
Then why don’t other hosts draw identical numbers?
Limbaugh’s show is truly useful.
I now pick up women the Limbaugh way. I ask them their names and then always respond “oh that’s one of my top ten favorite all time female names”
Liberals have to be angry about something to function properly as liberals, and watching FOX helps with that. :^)
100% of conservatives have no problem with being called conservatives.
99.9% of liberals would like to see speech, video, music, radio and television that does not agree with their philosophy censored.
100% of conservatives believe that any speech, video, music, radio and television with which they disagree should be funded only by those who like the content and not with public taxpayer funded money.
99.9% of liberals believe the government should decide what gets broadcast.
100% of conservatives believe the free market should determine what gets air time.
And one conservative radio commentator actually sold a letter of censure from the Democrats in the Senate for $2.1 million dollars on eBay AND matched the funds with his own money.
While a liberal radio network surreptiously took funds from a charity for Boys and Girls.
Media Matters pays their base to “listen in” and take statements out of context. There is no point to quoting (or deliberately misquoting) Herr Amerika.
Let me see...
A man is saturated with leftism from his first Sesame Street episode, through nearly all music, television and movies, throughout his entire education, everywhere he goes, everything he does, and he is supposed to be “closed minded” because he doesn’t actively seek out leftist propaganda?
oh, you KNOW that was on purpose.
I’ve heard, however, that they alternate the color of the incumbent party every couple of election cycles or some such thing. At least this matches the pattern.
Reagan was blue against Carter and Mondale. Bush 41 was Blue vs Clinton. Dole red vs Clinton. Bush red in 2000 & 2004. It’s time to switch again, I think....
Red WAS the color of Democrat election victories until the recent elections when the same media that changed the colors made it clear to us WHICH party was now “Red”.
They keep talking about how conservatives don’t “read”.
Missing from this analysis is reading current events on the internet.
I used to be a huge reader, but since FR, I find that cruising the internet reading news links and articles has replaced a lot of my reading. I also find fiction nowadays sensational, cheap and lot like a liberal movie. It preaches at you most of the time and inbetween that is simply salacious.
Also, I do watch the business channels. They are an education in themselves. When you understand the markets and economics, it’s hard for the tripe on TV to pull the wool over your eyes as far as politics is concerned.
Which explains why his ratings are the not any higher than the myriad of other conservative talk show hosts with nationally syndicated shows........not.
BBSNews - Sources = Big Bull$hitter$ News - Sources = Bunch of crap
My MIL really hates Rush, and I asked her why.
It’s the same complaint she has about my views -
“he’s just so SURE of himself”. (Yes, it’s easy to be sure of yourself when you’re RIGHT.)
Like Rush’s “bombastic” definition in his promos - lefties just CRINGE when someone is RIGHT and KNOWS they’re right.
Why are Republicans in blue and Democrats in red (while most other news organizations have the opposite)?
Elephants have a blue hue and donkeys have a red hue :) (Actually, as a visitor pointed out, elephants are actually gray - but they appear to look more blue than red :) Red and blue are chosen for the maps because they both are primary colors and because they both are incorporated in the flag. The choice of which party is represented by which color was somewhat arbitrary. I was perhaps influenced by maps that I had seen in the distant past (I still remember the solid blue field of Ronald Reagan's re-election in my hometown newspaper in 1984 - I was 14 at the time). Also, internationally, red typically represents parties on the left side of the political spectrum, i.e. the Democrats here in the U.S.
Actually I believe he's rewritten this and when first asked said that he refused to regenerate all of the maps to suit the whims of the media's recent shift.
“They’re not big book readers, but when they do read, they prefer non-fiction. “
Yes, we prefer the truth. And the reason we don’t read as much is because we’re working to support the “Blues.”
So they watch stuff that doesn't match their values by watching MTV, VH1, and prime-time comedies and dramas. Given this, does Zogby have any sense how silly it sounds to paint lefties as willing to watch stuff that "doesn't agree with their values?" MTV, VH1, prime-time comedies and dramas are, by and large, secular-humanist, left-wing values put to a soundtrack. Watching Sex and the City (I think that's its name) and Seinfeld reruns is not a sign of open-mindedness for a leftie.
What this poll probably says is that liberals think of themselves as open-minded and, when asked if they watch programs that do not reflect their values, they say "yes" even if it is total self-delusion.
Ask them how many listen to Rush or Michael Savage or Fox News.
This statement is akin to another I know of:
...Pork bellies, which produce bacon, like you might find on a bacon, lettuce and tomato sanwich.
Liberals more likely to listen to other opinions than their own.
This does not conform to my (admittedly anecdotal) experience. Liberals can’t stand to listen to other opinions.
What liberals say, and what liberals do, are two different things. I know of many liberals. I know of none who read or listen to conservative viewpoints. Liberals have an excessive need to show their questioners that they are open-minded. In the liberal world, it is better to lie than to appear to be close-minded. This is why you get more liberal attempts to censor conservative speech than the other way around. Watch what they do, not what they say. Hillary Clinton has said a lot of things. The problem has always been her deeds, not her words.
Yes, because it’s true.
Leftists can’t fathom the idea that all of our talent is granted by God, and not of our own accomplishment.
LOL. Great line!
So liberals learn from fantasies rather than facts? Who'd a thunk it?
2006 Zogby Results, Senate Races
1. Missouri (McCaskill v. Talent)
Final Zogby Poll: McCaskill 46, Talent 43 (McCaskill +3).
Actual Result: McCaskill 50, Talent 47 (McCaskill +3)
2. Virgina (Webb v. Allen)
Final Zogby Poll: Webb 45, Allen 44 (Webb +1)
Actual Result: Webb 50, Allen 49 (Webb +1)
3. Tennessee (Corker v. Ford)
Final Zogby Poll: Corker 53, Ford 43 (Corker+10)
Actual Result: Corker 51, Ford 48 (Corker +3)
In 2006, Zogby got all the outcomes right and got the spreads right as well, except in Tennessee where he significantly overstated Republican performance. He did screw up in 2004, but he was very good in '02 and '06.