July 09, 2004

Bias? What Bias?

Is the media fooling anyone these days? I just read an article about the latest AP poll, in which Bush "slightly" leads Kerry, 49% to 45% (MOE 3.5%). The headline? "AP Poll: Kerry Solidifies Base."

In the interest of something...some feeble attempt at objectivity, I guess, they did manage two quotes from Republicans. Here they are:

"I'm more impressed with Kerry now that he chose Edwards," said Republican voter Robin Smith, 45, a teacher from Summerville, S.C.

the second one's a little better, at least.

"I want Bush in there, because the other guy is like sending a boy to do a man's job," said Glenn Foldessy, 45, of Streetsboro, Ohio, outside Cleveland. Foldessy, who usually votes Republican, said Edwards made the Democratic ticket stronger, but not strong enough.

But what about the headline, you ask? Oh yeah, there was this:

Since June, Kerry has increased his percentage of strong supporters, from 55 percent in June to 64 percent now, a sign that he has rallied his base. He also strengthened his support in the South from 39 percent to 45 percent and among voters with incomes from $25,000 to $50,000, from 41 percent to 50 percent, the AP-Ipsos poll found.

But what makes that little tidbit more headline-worthy than this one?
Voters said they were feeling better about the economy and no worse about Iraq, a sign that Bush may be regaining his political footing just as Democrats make a high-profile push toward their nominating convention later this month.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:48 PM


    That's interesting, because last night Brit Hume reported that three independent polls (including one by Zogby, who's now nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Democrats)conducted immediately after Kerry's big announcement about running mate Gomer Americah ALL had Bush gaining an average of 10 points on JFKII since last week, going from about five back to roughly five ahead.