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Most Polls Show That Sarah Palin Should Run… From The Media

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Rasmussen Reports released the following poll information today regarding Sarah Palin possibly entering the Presidential race;

A plurality of Republican primary voters think it would be good for Texas Governor Rick Perry to jump into the party’s presidential race and bad for the party if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joined the field. They are evenly divided about former N.Y. City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of Likely GOP Primary Voters think it would be good for Republicans if Palin enters the race, but 45% believe it would be bad for the party. Just 11% say it would have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Now I’m as simple minded as they come, but I do know how to add and I don’t even have to take off my shoes. The lead in states that “A plurality of Republican voters think… ” Yet, were you to add the 36% that think it would be good if Palin joined the field with the 11% who say it will have no impact, that equals 47%. And we can all agree that 47 is greater than 45, right?

So let’s go to the dictionary and look up plurality;

Plurality– noun, plural -ties.

1. the excess of votes received by the leading candidate, in an election in which there are three or more candidates, over those received by the next candidate ( distinguished from majority).

2. more than half of the whole; the majority.

3. a number greater than one.

As we can see, according to the very first definition listed by Dictionary.com, the lead in is technically correct, as there were three choices in the poll. However, how many folks read majority when they see the word plurality? Is the lead in a play on words?

Now let’s look at the story headline, which reads;

45% of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Bad for Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race

Is it fair and accurate to say that the headline could also have been;

47% of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Not Bad For Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race, or

Majority of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Not Bad For Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race

The point is very clear to see. The media continues to work overtime to convince the American people that most do not want Sarah Palin to run, that all indications show she should not run and that should she decide to run, she has no chance whatsoever to win.

We expect this from MSNBC and the N.Y. Times, but Rasmussen Reports? A little surprising.

Full disclosure, I totally support Sarah Palin. The truth of the matter is that had Palin walked in and taken a seat in the very rear of the auditorium Monday night during the Presidential Debate, every camera in the room and every head, to include the seven individuals on the stage, would have been redirected toward her.

Sarah Palin has taken the very best the far left and the media, though I repeat myself, have to offer and she stands stronger today that when the persecution began.

But this is not about Sarah Palin. It’s about the media influencing elections in this country through manipulation and omission. With the memory of John McCain still fresh in our minds, I think the plurality will agree that this doesn’t bode well for conservatives.

As for polls, here’s are some poll results that you’re guaranteed not to see in the mainstream media;

The Economist /YouGov Poll just out confirms the recent Reuters poll which had Sarah Palin ahead of Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination at 19% to 18% – this time pulling even further ahead.

29. If you had to choose one, which of these individuals would you want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012? Asked of Republicans;

Sarah Palin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20%
Mitt Romney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14%
Newt Gingrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%
Tim Pawlenty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4%
Michele Bachmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5%

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