Saturday, June 20, 2009

New York Times: Oversamples Democrats, Push-Polls Respondents in Health Care Survey

Maggie's Farm nails the New York Times' bogus healthcare survey, "New York Times: McCain Voters Not Americans?:

The lead headline is about a NYT/CBS News Poll, trumpeting “Wide Support for Government-Run Health.” The lead paragraph:
Americans overwhelmingly support substantial changes to the health care system and are strongly behind [72%] one of the most contentious proposals Congress is considering, a government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurers, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

BUT, according to the actual poll data, of the 73% of respondents who said they voted in 2008 only 34% voted for McCain and 66% for Obama. The actual vote was 48% McCain. So, 29% of McCain voters ignored by the poll must not be Americans ...

It's not just the horribly flawed sampling. The question wording on some of these questions is a disaster - total push polling!. For example, question #56:

When you think about the problems with the U.S. health care system, how serious a problem is doctors ordering medical tests and treatments their patients don't really need. Is it a very serious problem, somewhat serious problem, not too serious a problem or not at all a serious problem?
Man, that is whacked!

The Obamacare health commissars, with the help of the New York Times, will make the determination over doctors in determining when medical tests are necessary and what type of treat patients get!

And even with the Times' bunk methodology, 77 percent of respondents are "generally satisfied with the quality of health care in this country."

And of course, Hullabaloo says we can't have that!

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Image Credit:
Michelle Malkin.


The blogprof said...

I am going to step out on a limb here and suggest that the 48% that voted for McCain (or rather, like myself, Palin) has grown in number to over 50% because of the disaster that Obama is foisting upon us.

As for the push-poll, it is to be expected from the state-run MSM as this is part of the health care blitzkrieg to push another massive social program through that will do nothing about the perceived problem and in fact make it worse.