Make It Say Whatever You Need It To Say

As we, supposedly, come down to the final hours before the House vote on Health Care Reform, the Republican National Committee has come out with a poll on the subject.  The timing of this poll is clearly intended to intimidate Democratic congressman into voting no.

From the link:

The RNC poll also holds other good indications of a strong Republican showing in November. Among undecided voters, 46% said that they would prefer a “Republican candidate who would be a check and balance to President Obama and the Democrats in Congress,” compared to 19% who disagreed with the statement. 53% said that the would consider voting for a Republican so as to “send a message to President to President Obama and the Democrats and make them listen to voters like me.”

If the poll shows that 46% would prefer a “Republican candidate who would be a check and balance to President Obama and the Democrats in Congress,” the poll had to have that language in the question.  Ditto with “send a message to President to President Obama and the Democrats and make them listen to voters like me.”

The result is that the poll is, for all intents and purposes, meaningless.  But it was guaranteed to give the result the Republicans were looking for.

The Republicans are desperate to prevent the bill from passing because they fear the electorate will like the bill once it is seen for what it is and not through Republican distortions.

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