Another Misleading Rasmussen Poll02.08.10
According to the latest Rasmussen Poll, “75% Are Angry At Government’s Current Policies.” Upon first glance, it implies that an overwhelming majority of Americans are angry at President Obama and Democrats. It’s written just to rally the Republican base because simply stating that you’re angry with the current policies couldn’t be a more vague response to an even vaguer question. It doesn’t tell us anything that really would be worthwhile to know: like, why one is angry with which policies. Just like the disapproval ratings for the Health Care Bill are used to assume that because people aren’t happy with it, it means they don’t want reform, ignoring the fact that a lot of people dislike the reform because it doesn’t do enough.
This poll just offers a question of emotion – not policy – and shouldn’t be misconstrued as anything else.