The New York Times' 'Shady Lady polling' on health insurance

Bruce Kessler writing at Maggies Farm: The New York Times, otherwise known as the Grey Lady, might more appropriately be known as Obama's Shady Lady.  Believe its poll and get a Times Square disease. The lead headline is about a NYT/CBS News Poll, trumpeting "Wide Support for Government-Run Health." The lead paragraph: Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind [72%] one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. BUT, according to the actual poll data, of the 73% of respondents who said they voted in 2008 only 34% voted for McCain and 66% for Obama.  The actual vote was 48% McCain.  So, 29% of McCain voters ignored by the poll must not be Americans, according to the NYTs methodology, and there are about as much an overpolling of  Obama...(Read Full Post)

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