According to a poll released by CBS and the New York Times, Obama leads Romney 49 – 46 percent, but Newsbusters reported Monday the poll used a sample rate of 13 percent more Democrats than Republicans.
“Clearly, they didn’t like what a properly weighted result would have told them, which is that Mitt Romney is in a deadlock with Barack Obama if one uses Gallup’s party affiliation numbers from before [the] Democratic National Convention, or that he’s up by five points if one opts for Rasmussen’s affiliation numbers. In their latest poll, with registered voters, CBS/NYT not only oversampled Democrats, but they took the number of actual responses and further weighted them towards Dems,” Tom Blumer wrote.
Initially, the poll used a sample rate of 25.4 percent Republican to 34.7 percent Democrat, but Blumer noted that “an 8-point margin among people they actually spoke with wasn’t enough.”
So they weighted it even further to favor Democrats.
A post at Breitbart.com says that “[w]ith a balanced partisan sample, Romney would likely post consistent leads against Obama.”
The goal of the so-called “mainstream media” is to suppress GOP voters by cooking the polls.
“This election, it isn’t so much about polling as propaganda. The polls are simply a tool being used by the media to try to depress GOP turnout and give a powerful lift to Obama’s obviously lackluster campaign,” Mike Flynn wrote.
This isn’t the first time that skewed polling has been used to prop up the Obama campaign.
On September 11, we reported that questions were raised by a skewed CNN poll that showed Obama 6 points ahead of Romney. To achieve their goal, CNN used a sample that included 50 percent Democrats, 45 percent Republicans and 5 percent Independents.
“The polls confirm that the media aren’t really biased. Rather, they are active players for the other team,” Flynn adds.
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