Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CBS Poll: 57% Say Spin Didn't Work

CBS polled almost 700 adults in the wake of the mass murder in Tucson committed by nut-job Jared Lee Loughner, to determine whether the Democrats/Media complex lies that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the murders of six others was a political act had resonated with the public.  It's failed miserably. A majority of 57% say that politics had nothing to do with the shooting, and even a plurality of 49% of Democrats agree, no connection (via Dan Spencer):
Nearly six in 10 Americans say the country’s heated political rhetoric is not to blame for the Tucson shooting rampage that left six dead and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, according to a CBS News poll.

In the wake of the shooting, much focus has been put on the harsh tone of politics in Washington and around the country, particularly after a contentious midterm election. Rhetoric and imagery from both Republicans and Democrats have included gun-related metaphors, but the majority of the country isn’t connecting the shooting to politics.
Only 33% believe 'political tone' had anything to do with Arizona shooting -- It seems that the public has been able to separate the spin from the actual facts. It's a CBS poll, no word how the real numbers would turn out, but this is the best they could do for now.

No word what is wrong with the other 43%, especially the 33% that answered in the affirmative.

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