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Thursday, June 24, 2004
  This doesn't sound like the broadcast version

I watched FOX News (only for a few minutes, and totally unintentionally) and caught them reporting on the latest Baby Bush/Kerry poll numbers. It sounded like Baby Bush was kicking butt. So I thought I'd compare polling numbers across recent polls. But then this immediately caught my eye: FOXNews.com - FOX News Polls - You Decide 2004 Poll - 06/24/04: Bush Edges Kerry. The whole tone of reporting on the poll seems very diiferent from what I thought I saw in the broadcast, though it does include some curious verbage:
Even as insurgents increase their attacks in the days leading up to the June 30 handover, the public’s belief that going to war with Iraq was the right thing to do is holding steady. Majorities believe there was a partnership between Saddam and Al Qaeda, and that military action abroad is necessary to protect from having to fight terrorists on U.S. soil. In addition, brightening impressions on the condition of the economy helped President Bush improve his standing against Democrat John Kerry this week, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.
I wonder. Is:
"Majorities believe there was a partnership between Saddam and Al Qaeda, and that military action abroad is necessary to protect from having to fight terrorists on U.S. soil."
a good thing? Does it perhaps denote a lack of effectiveness of the FOX news cast in educating it's viewers on the truth? I mean...Hell you know what I mean.

And it's not until paragraph nine, that they mention anything negative. Fair and Balanced.

Anyway, I think it was John Gorman (scan the bios and see if you see a trend) who was on the broadcast, and it was like the answer to every question was how good Baby Bush did in the FOXNews.com - You Decide 2004 - Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll.

Oh, why doesn't FOX provide the latest Kerry poll numbers? Hmmm, odd.

Well for a different view, I found this out today, Election 2004 Presidential Tracking Poll. Very different tone. And here:Weekly MT Handling econ Free story. The tone is, well just different.

Here the tone is different, yet again: ABCNEWS.com : Poll: Bush Loses Ground on Terror Fight.

Wow, I missed this one: Bush Camp: L.A. Times Poll Loaded With Dems

I can't find much else poll-wise published published in the last couple of days, but now I no longer have that sinking feeling I had when watching FOX. I should know better. At one time I listened to Rush daily (not by choice).

In the end, all of these polls demonstrate one thing: 40%+ of Americans are idiots. You decide.

Very odd pop-up, Trail Blazer Campaign Services - Politcal campaign management software. Interesting 
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