Monday, July 20, 2009

57% Say We Are On The Wrong Track

MC read with interest a July 13th CBS (yes, we know) poll in which a bracing 57% of respondents said the country was on the wrong track. Did many, if any, of our readers hear much about this result in the media? MC certainly didn't and only came across it in a wonderful article by Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie in yesterday's Washington Post. Click on the title of this post to read the article and find the link to the poll (how can one resist an article titled "What's Next Mr. President--Cardigan's?").

Surely one poll does not a reality make. Still, we are struck by the fact that such data points are buried by the complicit press when they run counter to the meta-narrative of Obama as saviour. MC remembers well when the shills in the press would claim that most other numbers didn't really matter in a poll: the right track/wrong track question was the one to pay attention to.

Well, we are. Is anybody else?

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