It is no secret that the liberal media has tried everything within their power to put Obama in the White House for another 4 years despite the complete failure as our nation’s commander-in-chief.
After all, the media runs the polls and they print the headlines, both of which are often very misleading.
Take a look at the Newsweek magazine cover for instance. Back in August, the cover was “Romney: The Wimp Factor – Is he just too insecure to be President?”
The most recent cover – October 1st- sings praises of Obama “The Democrat’s Reagan: What Obama will accomplish in his second term.”
What Obama will accomplish in his second term?!?
I didn’t know he had been re-elected already, but apparently the liberal media thinks he has!
Or maybe the press thinks the American people are too stupid to realize the election is not over until the last ballot is counted.
And take a look at the polls. Although they provide some indication of the political climate, reporters often make inferences that can mislead and dissuade voters from even going to the polls thinking – what’s the use? My candidate can’t possibly win or maybe my candidate has it in the bag!
Methodology in polling plays a big part in the accuracy of the poll. Of course the larger the sample size, the better the results… most of the time.
But if a survey includes 500 people of which 205 are Democrat and 280 are Republican and 15 are undecided, in a predominantly Democrat region, the results will be skewed.
You can double the sample size, but unless your sample reflects the area’s percentage of respective parties, the results will be far from accurate.
Another factor that pollsters and news media fail to mention is the margin of error and what it means.
To see how deceptive the practice of reporting poll results can be, let’s take a look at the most recent NPR poll.
The NPR questioned 800 voters between September 26th and September 30th. The results were reported that Obama was leading Romney 51 to 44 percent – a 7 percent lead!
But when you take into account the +/- 4 point margin of error (MoE) you find that the results are much different. Obama voters fall somewhere between 47 and 55 percent with Romney voters in the 40 to 48 percent range.
In other words, taking into account the margin of error, the results overlap which indicates the election is a dead heat – it could easily go either way.
Tonight and in the days following, there will be polls about who won the debate and polls about the economy and Obamacare. Tonight is the first debate between the Romney and Obama. There will be many polls after the debate. Some polls may show Romney in the lead; most will show Obama leading.
There will be polls about how the president has handled our Nation’s security and polls about Benghazi.
When all the poll numbers are in, and November 6th is upon us, the most important question you must ask yourself before going to vote is – What is best for America?