Our government runs more on public opinion than it does on facts. In fact, public opinion is shaped by polls that people in power manipulate to get the answers they want.
The current manipulation aims to blame Republicans for the breaking-bad politics that worsens daily.
By a 22-point margin (53 percent to 31 percent), the public blames the Republican Party more for the shutdown than President Barack Obama, not a surprising result considering that mainstream media promulgates the White House agenda.
The NBC-WSJ poll is bogus. Of those polled, 43 percent were Democrats, 32 percent were Republicans. When the sampling is skewed, desired results come easily. Democrats want to land blame on Republicans, and so the data shows. Low information Americans believe it. Manipulated data becomes fact.
So what polling service is neutral and can be trusted?
None of them really, but one indicator is whether the polling results support the narrative. Rasmussen sampling methods seem reasonable. Mason Dixon for state polls has a terrific track record. The major network and MSM polls are for making the news they want to report.
No poll can accurately measure public sentiment, but at least they ought to construct their questions and sampling process to get the right answers rather than the answers they want. As it is, most polling is just part of the MSM agenda and is intended to manipulate opinion to grow public support for breaking-bad politics.
Americans ought to delve beyond easily read headlines and digestable detritus that spews forth from omnipresent sources. As such, we are fed fable as fact, known better by the knowing as propaganda.
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