Sunday, September 14, 2008

We Can See Through the Press

"Journalists" working in the national press (I won't call it the mainstream press because they are not mainstream - note the falling ratings) routinely deny that they have a bias for any political ideology, party or candidate. Of course simple observation show this to be a lie when top Democratic Party members say that the Press is a chorus for Obama.

Now, a recent Rasmussen Poll show that, however hard those in the Press work to deny it, we the people are not being fooled.

69% Say Reporters Try To Help The Candidate They Want To Win
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of voters think most reporters are trying to help Obama win versus 11% who believe they are trying to help his Republican opponent John McCain. Twenty-six percent (26%) say reporters offer unbiased coverage (demographic crosstabs available for Premium Members).

Just last week a Rasmussen Reports survey found that 51% of voters believed reporters were trying to hurt McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, with their news coverage.

Interestingly, while 83% of Republican voters think most reporters are trying to help Obama, 19% of Democrats agree, one percentage point higher than the number of Democrats who believe they are trying to help McCain. Unaffiliated voters by a 53% to 10% margin see reporters trying to help Obama.

Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats say most reporters are providing unbiased coverage in the current presidential campaign, but only 20% of unaffiliateds and nine percent (9%) of Republicans agree.

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