Earth to John Zogby, Check Your Polls
Did pranksters get into the Zogby website today? Zogby posted two polls to his site today, showing that Undecideds are planning to strongly vote for Bush over Kerry, even though three-quarters of those undecideds think poorly of Bushís job performance, 56% think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and 53% donít think he deserves election this fall. Of course 40% of this interactive sample of alleged undecideds watches Fox News as their primary news source, so that explains some of this. 67% of this sample like Bush, and 52% dislike Kerry, so that explains more of it. But if you were to believe this poll, 77% of this Fox-watching group gives Bush a negative job performance rating, and 47% think that Iraq is his biggest failure, but will vote for him anyway this fall because they like him. This means that these voters are dumbass sheep, and even though I may make jokes about this, I donít believe it.
In the second poll done of New Yorkers, a significant number think that the Bush Administration had advance warning of the 9/11 catastrophe and did nothing to stop it.
On the eve of a Republican National Convention invoking 9/11 symbols, sound bytes and imagery, half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of New York citizens overall say that some of our leaders "knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act," according to the poll conducted by Zogby International. The poll of New York residents was conducted from Tuesday August 24 through Thursday August 26, 2004. Overall results have a margin of sampling error of +/-3.5.
The poll is the first of its kind conducted in America that surveys attitudes regarding US government complicity in the 9/11 tragedy. Despite the acute legal and political implications of this accusation, nearly 30% of registered Republicans and over 38% of those who described themselves as "very conservative" supported the claim.
What? Hand me another cold one.