Tuesday, February 28, 2006

CBS Caught in Fake Poll Scandal

The network of Dan Rather is publishing results from a crudely slanted poll to report an artificially low approval rate for President Bush:
(CBS) The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.
The problem is that, even after weighting the sample, Republicans represent only about 28% of the polling results.

CBS pollster also used push poll techniques to elicit specific answers unfavorable to the Bush administration.

This question is intended to imply that the "wiretapping" (actually intercepts of cell phone calls, no wires were physically "tapped) occurred only within the US. The truth is that the intercepts always involved one end of the conversation being outside the United States with a terrorist or suspected terrorist.

The Conservative Voice reports that the poll's flaws, which appear to be deliberate attempts to skew the results, were first discovered and announced by conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh.