Monday, June 22, 2009

Journalistic Malpractice

From a New York Times article whose headline proclaims "Wide Support for Government-Run Health" :
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. . . .

The national telephone survey, which was conducted from June 12 to 16, found that 72 percent of those questioned supported a government-administered insurance plan . . .
The problem? This is a dishonest poll. As Bruce Kesler discovered, the NYT poll surveyed twice as many people who voted for Obama than voted for McCain.

Not too surprising that Obama supporters would support an Obama policy, is it?

[h/t: Noel Sheppard]

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