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FReep CNN Poll on Rush Limbaugh!
CNN ^

Posted on 03/01/2009 9:14:58 AM PST by SolidWood

Go to CNN.com and freep their poll on whether Rush is right about Obama stoking fear to push a liberal agenda.

Scroll down... on the right side.

Currently only 30% siding with Rush.

(Excerpt) Read more at CNN.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cnn; cpac; freepthispoll; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 03/01/2009 9:14:59 AM PST by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

I don’t do CNN.


2 posted on 03/01/2009 9:15:23 AM PST by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: SolidWood

Yes


3 posted on 03/01/2009 9:15:50 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: SolidWood

Too many libs there for us to take on and turn it around.


4 posted on 03/01/2009 9:16:43 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: libbylu
CNN is so liberal. What do they expect?

Good grief... even the question is slanted.

5 posted on 03/01/2009 9:17:10 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: b4its2late

I tried to vote based on linking from the Free Republic article above. My vote wouldn’t count and nothing would happen as I kept hitting the “vote” button.

So then I opened a new browser window and came to CNN from Googlenews. It registered my vote.

So the CNN guys have pro-actively stopped the ability to Freep their polls.


6 posted on 03/01/2009 9:18:40 AM PST by SteveAustin
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To: libbylu

I don’t do CNN.

Me either!


7 posted on 03/01/2009 9:18:43 AM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: SolidWood

I wouldn’t call it a “liberal” agenda. It’s more like a Marxist dictatorship agenda.


8 posted on 03/01/2009 9:18:56 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: b4its2late

Good thing the US didn’t think like you at Verdun and the Battle of the Bulge.


9 posted on 03/01/2009 9:19:12 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: SolidWood

as of now

Do you agree with Rush Limbaugh that President Obama is inspiring fear to push a liberal agenda?

Yes 29% 15672
No 71% 37456

Total Votes: 53128


10 posted on 03/01/2009 9:19:21 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SolidWood
However, if a similar poll were conducted by Fox News the results would be inversed.
11 posted on 03/01/2009 9:19:35 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: SteveAustin

Same here.

I hit “Yes” four times and it wouldn’t count.

So I gave up.


12 posted on 03/01/2009 9:20:42 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: SolidWood

Yes 29% 15879
No 71% 38033


13 posted on 03/01/2009 9:21:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (The end is near and this time I mean it. Get right with JESUS NOW!)
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To: SteveAustin
use The "tor network". You can hit the vote button as many times as you want if you are into that sort of thing.

Or, you can use a plugin on firefox called "refcontrol" and set the referer addy to something like Http//www."Obama sucks.com

14 posted on 03/01/2009 9:23:36 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: SolidWood

CNN always preloads their polls with how they think people will vote to account for poll spamming... It will be almost impossible to turn a poll that has fifty four thousand votes with a fifty percent disparity.


15 posted on 03/01/2009 9:24:52 AM PST by mnehring (!!!!!!!SHRUG!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SolidWood

voted!


16 posted on 03/01/2009 9:27:38 AM PST by Ditter
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To: libbylu

I don’t either, but I’ll make this exception. Currently(9:38am Pacific) the poll shows that 71% don’t think that Obama is using fear. That’s because conservatives haven’t weighed in.


17 posted on 03/01/2009 9:27:52 AM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Paved Paradise

or at Wake Island, at Corregidor, at Midway, at Salerno, at Normandy, at Puson, at Hue, at Kuwait, at Bagdhad, at Tikrit..


18 posted on 03/01/2009 9:28:16 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SolidWood
29% yes, 71% no.

These idiots ignore Rom Emanuel's quote "Never let a serious crisis go to waste...it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."

19 posted on 03/01/2009 9:28:47 AM PST by uncommonsense
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To: libbylu

DITTO


20 posted on 03/01/2009 9:29:28 AM PST by boomop1
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To: SolidWood

BUMP and vote.


21 posted on 03/01/2009 9:29:39 AM PST by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! + In this sign Conquer! +)
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To: SteveAustin

I wonder if you entered from DU or another lefty site if you would get the same result. My guess is no. I don’t have the fortitude to go there though and register and then vote. I would feel defiled.


22 posted on 03/01/2009 9:30:48 AM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: SteveAustin

I wouldn’t say that. There IS no way for them to know you came from a FreeRepublic web page. More likely is your browser screwed up, etc. Notice the problem went away after you closed and reopened the browser ?


23 posted on 03/01/2009 9:31:39 AM PST by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SolidWood

It’s 30% now which is pretty darn good for CNN.
I would have expected something like 95% against Rush.


24 posted on 03/01/2009 9:32:30 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: SolidWood

Still @ 30 after my BIG Vote


25 posted on 03/01/2009 9:33:32 AM PST by DeaconRed (B.O. Stinks: Don't Blame Me--------I Voted for the Wrinkly Old White RINO- FUBO)
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To: SteveAustin
Probably the same programmer who made up all the anonymous names to make the George Soros payments to Obama look like millions of little people.

Who don't actually exist.

26 posted on 03/01/2009 9:34:05 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: SolidWood

CNN has been known to load their polls upfront so they really don’t mean anything.


27 posted on 03/01/2009 9:36:05 AM PST by RC2
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To: SolidWood

28 posted on 03/01/2009 9:38:46 AM PST by steelyourfaith (How many face lifts were required before the Speaker began speaking from her anal orifice?)
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To: SolidWood

Many, many years ago CNN was a fine international news organization. Now they are merely political hacks for the democrats. I haven’t watched CNN since the katrina smear and I don’t watch anything affiliated with NBC (except for Kudlow’s show and Santelli’s appearances).


29 posted on 03/01/2009 9:39:25 AM PST by jersey117
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To: SolidWood

Won’t let me vote “Yes.” Get an error on page message.


30 posted on 03/01/2009 9:45:12 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: SolidWood

Done. Freeped.


31 posted on 03/01/2009 9:47:07 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: CrappieLuck
"I hit “Yes” four times and it wouldn’t count"

Are you using Apple's Safari browser? I am, and the same thing happened to me. I had to switch to Firefox for it to work.

32 posted on 03/01/2009 9:47:14 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

I have Firefox on my Mac and it worked.


33 posted on 03/01/2009 9:49:49 AM PST by acoulterfan
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To: acoulterfan

Same here. At first I tried Safari ..no luck. Went to Firefox and success.


34 posted on 03/01/2009 9:51:13 AM PST by riri
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To: jersey117

“Many, many years ago CNN was a fine international news organization.”

When it comes to “disasters” CNN does excel!! They are showing a disaster in the making with the Obama adminstration.


35 posted on 03/01/2009 9:52:50 AM PST by acoulterfan
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To: SteveAustin

Same thing here. The poll is rigged.


36 posted on 03/01/2009 9:55:52 AM PST by gitmo (I am the latte-sipping, NYT-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, PC, arrogant liberal. -BO)
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To: mass55th

yes, I am using Safari.

I went back and copied the URL in a new window and voted again. It worked just fine. Odd kind of work around.

Thanks for the tip though. This is not the first time this has happened and I never thought about using firefox.

I’ll try that next time.


37 posted on 03/01/2009 9:57:14 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: SolidWood

Freeped but the DU’s got to it already.


38 posted on 03/01/2009 10:06:48 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Northern Yankee

It is probably a rigged poll anyway. Ruah is right. The Democrats created this mess and are using fear to grab more control. The public is clueless about how they are being manipulated.


39 posted on 03/01/2009 10:09:09 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: SolidWood

30% like myself voted that obailma is using fear to inspire liberal agenda success while 70% say that obama is not using fear (lol). Wonder if this is another fantasy poll from CNN brought to us by folks who like to play with results.


40 posted on 03/01/2009 10:15:14 AM PST by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: CrappieLuck

Are you using the new Safari 4.0?
If so, how do you like it?
They say it’s much faster loading... snappier.


41 posted on 03/01/2009 10:17:56 AM PST by doc11355
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To: SolidWood

Isolate Rush a Saul Alinsky Tactic

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources - money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)


42 posted on 03/01/2009 10:18:12 AM PST by pompelmous (Unintended consequences)
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To: Republic

Is there a possibility that CNN may not be recording the votes correctly?


43 posted on 03/01/2009 10:21:33 AM PST by ethics
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To: doc11355

No,

I’m still running 3.1.2

I have 750 MB of updates corralled in my system updater that I need to turn loose. I just hate the size of Mac’s updates.

I think I’ll open the gate this afternoon and let it download because now I’m curious about the improvements you mentioned.


44 posted on 03/01/2009 10:22:56 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: ethics
We've had lots of discussion through the years about curious numbers showing up during active polls found on certain websites, CNN being one.

And yeah... I do believe online polls leave a lot of room for manipulation.

45 posted on 03/01/2009 10:24:23 AM PST by Republic (Jedem das Seine)
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To: SandRat

Done. 30% Yes 70% No. Gee, does ya think maybe CNN is visited far more by libtards than Conservatives? Just a guess.


46 posted on 03/01/2009 10:25:19 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: JaguarXKE

The stats haven’t changed in the past hour. Gee, wonder if it could be rigged.


47 posted on 03/01/2009 10:27:02 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SolidWood

I went in on a separate window, no problem. No surprise.

Yes 30% 20555
No 70% 48958
Total Votes: 69513


48 posted on 03/01/2009 10:30:55 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: SolidWood
Yes 30% 20768

No 70% 49498

Lots of stupid Americans watch CNN.

49 posted on 03/01/2009 10:31:55 AM PST by IbJensen (In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.”)
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To: doc11355
They just can't help themselves, can they? A man can't even download browser updates without this Marxist being thrown in his face. Photobucket
50 posted on 03/01/2009 10:32:10 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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