Posted by: Rick | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Are Rasmussen Polls A Republican Fraud? I Report, You Decide

Back in the day, Zogby was the house polling outfit for the GOP.  Now it seems to be Rasmussen. 

For starters, the home page of their website reads like something from the desk of Roger Ailes.  At least that’s my impression.  But hey, maybe the actual polling is spot-on. 

Digging deeper. . .this headline caught my eye this morning:

38% Say Deficit Reduction Top Priority, 23% Say Health Care Reform

Hmmm.  That sounds suspiciously like one of Mitch McConnell’s talking points.  But I want to be fair and balanced here.  Let’s examine the actual poll question:

1* During a speech to Congress in February, the President named four priorities for his Administration — cutting the federal deficit in half in the next four years, health care reform, development of new sources of energy and ensuring that every child has access to a complete and competitive education. Which of these priorities do you think is most important?

Man, that is one long-ass telephone question!  You’d better not have a pot of spaghetti boiling when they hit you with it at dinnertime. 

Anyway, here’s how the answers broke down:

38%  Cutting the federal deficit in half

23%  Health care reform

16%  Development of new sources of energy

17%  Ensuring that every child has access to a complete and competitive education

7%  Not sure

So basically, the poll’s respondents were in perfect agreement with President Obama’s budget priorities as they were enumerated in a ridiculously long question concocted by Rasmussen.

Worthless propaganda?  Sure looks like it.



  1. Keep believing what you may, but more people are now turning back to the Republican point of view.

    Watch the next election and you will see I am correct


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