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Pew Research Poll

USA Today reports that Moveon.Org is complaining about the Gallup poll; the poll is biased in favor of President Bush. Yes, certainly, of course. That’s the first thing I would have thought of, bias in favor of Bush! Gallup showed Bush ahead by 8 points among likely voters, and by 11 points among registered voters. In the meantime the Pew Research poll has come out and it shows Bush ahead by 8 points. "George W. Bush has reopened a significant lead over challenger John Kerry over the past week, even as voters express less confidence in the president on Iraq and he continues to trail Kerry on the economy. Two successive nationwide surveys of nearly 1,000 registered voters each show Bush’s margin over Kerry growing steadily since mid-September (Sept. 11-14), when the two men were tied at 46%-46%. Bush’s slight 45%-42% advantage in the Sept. 17-21 survey has grown to 48%-40% in the current poll (Sept. 22-26)." Also this: "Despite Bush’s lukewarm evaluations on the issues, he maintains a significant advantage on most personal traits. Kerry has slipped slightly on some key personal assessments, including honesty and empathy."

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The charges of bias aren’t limited to polls. Amazingly, at least some Kerry supporters continue to believe that the mainstream media is actually tilted toward Bush. I had an exchange related to this at the History News Network. One fellow expressed the opinion that the national media deliberately played up Gore’s sigh in the debate in an effort to derail his campaign. As for the Rather incident, it’s merely the exception that "proves the rule."

John

There are people who deny the holocaust ever happened, but that does not reveal anything about anything (other than the person contending it).

Consider the source. On the history channel it was probably a birkenstocks and dark socks guy with advanced history degrees from the people’s republic of Berkley.

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