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fiscal-cliff poll numbers, pushed
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Bloomberg News hid conflicting
fiscal-cliff poll numbers, pushed
results favorable to Obama

Daily Caller, by Gregg Re

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/16/2012 5:39:38 AM

A poll conducted last week by an Iowa-based firm showed Americans are conflicted about whether or not to support raising tax rates on wealthy Americans to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But that’s not how Bloomberg News, which commissioned the poll, reported the results Thursday. In a story headlined “Americans Back Obama Tax-Rate Boost Tied to Entitlements,” Bloomberg emphasized only that the poll showed most Americans support President Barack Obama’s insistence on increasing taxes for high-income earners.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/16/2012 7:02:12 AM     (No. 9068636)

Any published poll should be made to include the actual questions and methodology. If we can force cigarette manufacturers to contain effusive and frightening warnings on the package, we certainly should do the same for something as dangerous and addictive as the constant effort to control what we should think . As we´ve seen in the most recent election, the by-product of this results in the setting of national policy. And we thought second hand smoke was dangerous to our health.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/16/2012 7:24:23 AM     (No. 9068649)

Boycott Bloomberg...polls are science fiction and fantasy in 2012!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LZK, 12/16/2012 7:38:47 AM     (No. 9068666)

Polls have become the propaganda "norm" of this generation of leftie/boomers....

The polls tell the one hiring the pollster -- in this case bloomberg -- what they want to hear...

I don´t trust polls and I don´t listen to them...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/16/2012 8:00:14 AM     (No. 9068689)

I don´t need to know what other people think to decide what I think is right. I thought being an adult meant thinking for yourself and forming good conclusions. This constant poll pushing just highlights the juvenile nature of the country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/16/2012 8:09:35 AM     (No. 9068702)

Nothings going to happen but a 2-3 month extention of current rates.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: krause, 12/16/2012 8:22:47 AM     (No. 9068727)

Dishonesty pervades liberalism.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/16/2012 8:29:57 AM     (No. 9068743)

Excellent analogy, #1, but watch it, you´re making too much sense.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2012 8:32:23 AM     (No. 9068751)

I was worried for a while there. I thought that America had gone from 51% stupid to 66% stupid overnight. It was just another biased poll.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: walcb, 12/16/2012 8:32:34 AM     (No. 9068752)

We don´t need a poll to tell us this, we just had an election. In simple math, it indicated that roughly 50% favor raising taxes, 50% are against raising taxes and the other 50% don´t understand simple math.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mws50, 12/16/2012 8:51:06 AM     (No. 9068795)

#9, the closest numbers I could find are (based on the election):

31.5% cluelessly favor higher taxes
29% are against higher taxes
39.5% are clueless and too lazy to vote

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Reply 11 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/16/2012 9:36:46 AM     (No. 9068881)

I don´t have any confidence in pollsters and polls. I´m still reeling about the Romney debacle.





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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/16/2012 9:44:19 AM     (No. 9068897)

As far as I am concerned, any political poll is suspect and considered to be propaganda. Consumer polls, where I am asked what flavor pudding I like, might be O.K., but never a political poll.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: owl, 12/16/2012 9:47:20 AM     (No. 9068909)

Polls are propaganda and should be treated as such . What IS important is how this dung heap Bloomburg has managed to interject himself into the lives of our entire countries citizenry . Using his wealth and performing like his kindred elitists in DC , his meddling has morphed into attacking our Constitution . We read today on Drudge his ´ take ´ on the 2nd ammendment , tho not reported that way . Can anyone living in that sewer NY tell me when we expect him to be gone ? .

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Reply 14 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/16/2012 10:24:58 AM     (No. 9069003)

Faith in our gullibility seems to have trumped any concerns Bloomberg might have about his own credibility.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/16/2012 10:27:12 AM     (No. 9069006)

Anyone who believes these polls is so foolish they´re sure to be duped by someone anyway. Don´t waste your time on them, or on listening to anyone who does.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ohiolad, 12/16/2012 10:33:34 AM     (No. 9069023)

The MSM intentionally hid poll data unfavorable to Obama and pushed poll results favorable to Obama? Why am I not surprised - isn´t that part of their job description?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/16/2012 10:57:10 AM     (No. 9069072)

This is inept Bloomie´s foghorn! What can one expect?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Arby, 12/16/2012 11:27:14 AM     (No. 9069123)

And this is news, how?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: busterman, 12/16/2012 12:35:51 PM     (No. 9069256)

#1: Don´t forget they should also include population size as well as demographics of the sample population polled.

I had two courses in Stats in college. I learned to always ask the above before I make any decision on any sampling that had been done. That gives you the clearest picture.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/16/2012 1:34:31 PM     (No. 9069341)

It´s Breaking News: Liberal media fakes the numbers! /s

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Reply 21 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 12/16/2012 2:09:50 PM     (No. 9069370)

Mommy Mike will tell you what you need to know...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/16/2012 6:39:40 PM     (No. 9069765)

So what? We´re stuck with the Marxists for another four. The country has been hijacked by the ignorant and the ill-informed. Alinsky and Ayers have seen to that.

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