AP-Ipsos conducts poll to generate headline about Bush’s approval hitting yet another low

At least if you read their method, you’ll see that they surveyed 1,000 adults by phone in all states except Alaska and Hawaii. But then they assert that the margin of error would be +/- 3% if all people in the U.S. were polled. This is why these polls from media outlets ultimately don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. The poll conductors operate on the assumption that the vast majority of a certain demographic will think a certain way—otherwise, their margin of errors wouldn’t be as low as they say they are. And as I’ve mentioned before, the AP has no qualms about using misleading headlines that would make some people who don’t think about them critically to come out against the Bush administration or its policies.

At the very least, it will be amusing to go through and read some of the liberals’ reactions to this latest non-story. To them I say that Bush won the elections (the only polls that matter) in 2000 and 2004. Get over it, already.

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