released a new poll that Bush apologists are certain to jump on. That poll
paints a very interesting and deceitful picture:
December 28, 2005--Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the
National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone
conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people
living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23%
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA
story somewhat or very closely.
Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like
the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while
26% are not sure.
Sure 64% believe that. One problem with the wording of the question though.
They forgot to include the main issue at hand which would be intercepting calls
with or without a court issued warrant. This leads to a extremely false data on
the current issue. I bet if they included the words "with a court approved
warrant" that number would of gained 20 points just the same as if they included
the words "without a court approved warrant" the same number would of dropped by
a considerable amount.
None the less, the damage is out and you can be certain right wing rags like
NewsMax will jump on this poll as gospel. It is amazing how the addition or
removal of certain words in a poll can drastically change the outcome. This is
just proof of that from a typical right-leaning polling company.