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ABC Poll: Few Support Bush’s Bailout Plan

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

AP poll: Few support Bush’s market rescue plan

WASHINGTON – An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll shows little public support for President Bush’s proposed $700 billion federal bailout of the financial industry.

Only 30 percent say they support Bush’s package. The president says the bailout is urgently needed, but it has run aground after House Republicans rebelled. Another 45 percent oppose Bush’s plan, while 25 percent are unsure. There is solid opposition among Republicans, Democrats and independents.

The same survey shows little expectation a bailout will work. It also shows most want Friday night’s presidential debate to go on as scheduled. Republican candidate John McCain said Friday he would attend, after initially saying he wouldn’t unless agreement was reached on a rescue plan.

And, as is their wont, the Associated Press has already run out another story based on this same poll:

AP poll: Public says candidates should debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll shows the public overwhelmingly wants the presidential candidates to hold their first presidential debate Friday night.

Republican candidate John McCain has said he would not attend the debate unless consensus was reached in Washington over a multi-billion-dollar federal bailout of the financial industry. But according to the AP-Knowledge Networks poll, people want the debate to go ahead by 60 percent to 22 percent, with the rest undecided.

Democratic nominee Barack Obama wants the debate to be held.

Apparently, Mr. McCain agrees. As he has announced that he is going to attend the debate this evening, after all.

But lest we forget, Knowledge Networks is the outfit that did this poll. (They are also the bravos who found that 1/3 of Democrats are too racist to vote for Obama, last week.)

And once again, they “weighted” their poll heavily to produce the results they sought:

METHODOLOGY

The survey was conducted using the web-enabled KnowledgePanel, a probability-based Panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. Initially, participants are chosen scientifically by a random selection of telephone numbers. Persons in selected households are then invited by telephone to participate in the web enabled KnowledgePanel.

ABOUT KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS

Knowledge Networks delivers quality and service to guide leaders in business, government, and academia –
uniquely bringing scientifically valid research to the online space through its probability-based, online
KnowledgePanel. The company delivers unique study design, science, analysis, and panel maintenance, along with a commitment to close collaboration at every stage of the research process. Knowledge Networks
leverages its expertise in brands, media, advertising, and public policy issues to provide insights that speak
directly to clients’ most important concerns
.

Here are some of their FEC contribution records:

Contributions to Political Committees

GRAHAM, PATRICIA
CHICAGO, IL 60614
KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS/MARKETING

EDWARDS, JOHN
VIA JOHN EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT

03/28/2007
250.00
27930587973

06/16/2007
250.00
27990245792

06/19/2007
250.00
27990245791

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

07/05/2004
250.00
24962244505

RICKARD, LORNA
DENVER, CO 80211
KNOWLEDGE NETWORK

MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND

10/24/2003
200.00
27039333829

STREICER, JANET
NEW YORK, NY 10021
KNOWLEDGE NETWORK

NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

12/04/2000
250.00
21036874821

VECCIA, E
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
KNOWLEDGE NETWORKS INC./MARKETING

KERRY, JOHN F
VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC

07/29/2004
300.00
24962258772

Total Contributions:    1750.00

Would people who give to MoveOn.org be biased? Would they skew a poll to their advantage?

(These are rhetorical questions.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 26th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “ABC Poll: Few Support Bush’s Bailout Plan”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    The correct title should be Few Support any Bailout Plan.

    I heard that polls are running as high as 95% against this boondoggle.

    Bias, I don’t see no stikin’ bias

  2. dulcimergrl says:

    Naturally, this whole thing is Bush’s fault. As usual.


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