Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Do you trust your news?

Van Helsing pointed this out. Others have done the research and discovery. I'm just going to present the evidence to you.

This is to show media bias and how it can be carried out. Here's the news!!!!

Pantagraph.com | News | AP Poll: After Obama's 100 days, U.S. on right track
AP Poll: After Obama's 100 days, U.S. on right track
By Ron Fournier and Trevor Tompson
Associated Press
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Millions of people jobless. Billions of dollars in bailouts. Trillions of dollars in U.S. debt. And yet, for the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is on the right track.

In a sign that Barack Obama has inspired hopes for a brighter future in the first 100 days of his presidency, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 48 percent of Americans believe the United States is headed in the right direction — compared with 44 percent who disagree.

The “right direction” number is up 8 points since February and a remarkable 31 points since October, the month before Obama’s election.


Not reported was the sample of people polled.

The total percentage of those self-identifying as Democrat= 36%
The total percentage of those self-identifying as Republican= 18%


So the poll shows that there are 2 Democrats for every 1 Republican in the survey.
Let's assume a sample size of 100 people to make the math clear.

That would be 66 Democrats to 33 Republicans. Even with 66 to 33 ratio, only 48% of those surveyed thought the country was going in the right direction.

Do the math. 66-48=18 Democrats ( 27 % of the Democrats surveyed)

The data implies that there were just as many Democrats that thought the country was going in the wrong direction as there were total Republicans surveyed.

Another implication of the data is that 100% of the Republicans thought the country was going in the wrong direction.

But the worst implication is that this is exactly why the AP slanted their data so strongly. They knew their story was a lie.

But that's not all. Because if 50 Republicans and 13 Democrats (in our extrapolated sample) thought the country was going in the wrong direction, that would mean that only 37 percent thought it was going in the right direction.

The graph the AP used to show progress on this issue suddenly becomes clear:


Instead of 48% we have 37%. That means the positive attitude actually lost ground since last month's survey (assuming they did an honest survey at that time....)

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