Friday, September 12, 2008

Always Accentuating the 'Obama' Positive

The Associated Press just released their new poll while partnering with GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. It has McCain ahead of Obama by 4 points. That's 1.2 points greater than their own declared margin of error. Yet, their headlines describe McCain as only having a slim lead. To me, when someone beats the margin of error by more than a point it is a clear lead. Having a 1 to 3 point lead with a margin of error of 2.8 is a slim lead.

If you read their accompanying press release article (See Full Story), it is as if it was written by an Obama spin-doctor. It down plays McCain's lead and hype's all the things that Obama should ferret out of the bowels of their survey. I particularly like the "by killing people" comment of an Obama supporter. These selected up-close-and-personal comments from a handful of people in a country of 300 million is hardly representative of either their poll or this country. This just proves what I have been saying about the Obama-cheerleading Associated Press!

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