Poll: Media Misleading the Public In Leak Case
What other conclusion can one draw after reading the results of this recent Gallup poll?
PRINCETON, NJ — The latest USA Today/Gallup poll finds more than 6 in 10 Americans critical of President George W. Bush on the leak controversy. The more closely people are following the issue, the more likely they are to say he did something illegal rather than unethical. [...]
The more closely people are following the issue, the more likely they are to say Bush did something illegal rather than unethical, though expert opinion suggests that Bush has the authority to declassify information and thus his actions could not have been illegal. The less attentive respondents are more likely to think Bush did something unethical rather than illegal.
The survey does not ask respondents how they are following the issue, but if the respondents follow average trends, they get their news from television and newspapers.
What the survey appears to suggest, then, is that the more one watches or reads national news reports about Bush's involvement in the leak case, the more likely one is to believe that Bush did something illegal — a conclusion experts regard as erroneous.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Latest MSM Poll Finds That The More That People Rely On The MSM, The More Likely They Are To Be Incorrect About Basic Facts
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