The most unbelievable poll ever to appear in the New York Times
The New York Times is a one-stop shopping source for polls saying that America supports Democrats, believes in "global warming," and supports abortion and homosexuality. Sometimes the Times commissions the poll, and sometimes it is promoting the works of other. But today the Times promoted a poll of all polls, when it said:
With presidential contenders on all sides struggling to refine their positions on the prickly issue of immigration, nearly three-quarters of Americans say they support a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants, according to a poll published Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
In the survey, 72 percent of Americans said immigrants here illegally should be allowed to stay if they meet some requirements, results that have varied little over the last two years.
Seventy-two percent of Americans want amnesty for illegal aliens! What an overwhelming percentage! And here I was thinking most Americans were against amnesty, when most everyone is for it! How could I have been so wrong?
The only problem is that we know most Americans are against legalizing illegal aliens. Conservatives are certainly against it, and even many liberals are against it, too. Every time the Times runs an article about some benefit for illegal aliens, like in-state tuition for illegal aliens, the comment section of the Times runs 8 or 9 to 1 against the illegals. And in case there is any doubt, many of the readers write in their comments, "I am a liberal, but I can't stand for this."
So if nearly all conservatives and many liberals are against amnesty, where does this 72% come from? I've always thought that Pew polls had an odd smell to them.
One tactic they might be doing is asking leading questions. Instead of asking, "Should illegal aliens be getting amnesty?," their poll questions probably run along the lines of "Should poor, innocent children, who through no fault of their own are brought to this country, be punished for the lack of documentation of their parents?"
Another way they might be slanting results is in whom they poll. Perhaps they poll a large number of people, but most of whom have zip codes within the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
But neither of these explanations convinces me. Other polls show what makes common sense to me, that the people are against this. And even rank-and-file liberals are against this, in large part. I think the only way they can achieve this kind of result is out-and-out fraud.
In other words, the only poll they did was in their minds.
Unlike scientific studies, pollsters don't have to keep records or proof showing what they did. There is no way for an outside agency to investigate their supposed poll. Brian Williams got caught because he lied about something that others could verify or refute. Although you can challenge the results of a poll, you cannot prove that the poll was never conducted.
My opinion is that it is out-and-out fraud, meant to push their agenda. If you think your viewpoint is in the minority, if you think you are outnumbered, some people will give up. Others will give in. That's how propaganda works.
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