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US: Palin Approval (CNN 7/31-8/3)


CNN / Opinion Research Corportation
7/31-8/3/09; 1,136 adults, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN post)

National

Favorable / Unfavorable
Sarah Palin: 39 / 48 (chart)
John McCain: 51 / 40

 

Comments
Stillow:

Why does CNN(D) even do polling if they just do stupid polls like this.....

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RHiraku:

don't get the point of this, polling Palin makes sense, but not this. Oh, and how is this political parties, although Stillow, it does remind me of an equally useless poll by Rasmussen (R) not too long ago quite similar to this one.

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Stillow:

Rass(R) is stupid too when he does pointless polls, just like CNN(D) is.........

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RHiraku:

Couldn't agree more.

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Stephen_W:

Agreed, this poll is absolutely useless.

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ThatMarvelousApe:

When did the channel dominated by Lou Dobbs and Wolf Blitzer become (D)?

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Stillow:

Ahhh Ape, you are the classic contrarian with a liberal twist aren't you?

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ThatMarvelousApe:

It's an honest question. MSNBC, aside from Joe Scarborough and Andrea Mitchell (who is likely a libertarian like her husband), is clearly a liberal network. CNN... not so much.

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Stephen_W:

Seriously Stillow, I don't see you adding (R) to FoxNews. CNN is about as boring and straight laced as 24-hour new channels get. They've made a play fairly recently to capture the middle, and it's why they've lost marketshare to Fox on the right, and MSNBC to the left. People in America don't want news on cable anymore, they want political spin, and with the exception of a few shows, they can't get that on CNN anymore.

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Stillow:

@ThatMarvelousApe

I had to read what you posted twice, did you just say Andrea Mitchell was not a liberal? She is a classic big g'ment, run your life liberals there are in media today......wow!

@Stephen_W:

I know, I know....you guys on the left always think CNN is in the middle....to the Indy's and righties they are clearly a liberal network like almost all of them except for Fox who is clearly right leaning. Its a debate that will never get settled, every poll I have ever seen o nthe issue consider most of the media to have a liberal bias....even many liberals know its biased....

@ThatMarvelousApe:

I'm sorry, I had to read it one more time where you said Andrea Mitchell was not a liberal....hehehe, she is a classic let us run your life liberal....what was it a week or two ago when she said "these people may not know whats best for them"....that is classic liberal line and the core of the entire liberal ideaology is that the people are to stupid to run or manage their own lives so g'ment has to do it for them....you don't get much more liberal than that, unless yur last name is Olberman maybe.

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ThatMarvelousApe:

@Stillow

Andrea Mitchell is Alan Greenspan's wife. She and him are both big Ayn Rand fans.

Regardless, I don't see how anyone could think Lou Dobbs or Wolf Blitzer are liberal.

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ThatMarvelousApe:

@Stillow

I think part of it has to do with the fact that most people associate "liberal" and "conservative" with social issues. Most media outlets seem "liberal" on social issues because they don't want to alienate any aspect of their potential audience.

On economic and foreign policy issues, CNN, certainly, is fairly conservative.

They will tolerate an Anderson Cooper, but you'll never see a union representative on cable news.

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Stillow:

@ape

Look who Carville is married to? You don't have to hsar ethe ideaology of your spouse.

I will give you Dobbs, though he is kind of nutty, but the Wolf man is no righty. The 3 networks, CNN and MSNBC are all left wing media outlets, Fox is right wing....it is what it is.....

Andrea Mitchell not a lib.......your usually much more on your game than that!

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Aaron_in_TX:

I never really noticed Wolf Blitzer's political bias, if any. He does have an air of arrogance about him.

Lou Dobbs is simply a jerk. I can't stand that guy.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I never really noticed Wolf Blitzer's political bias, if any. He does have an air of arrogance about him.

Lou Dobbs is simply a jerk. I can't stand that guy.

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Stephen_W:

I love how Republicans, from the vantage point of their far right lighthouse, view anything to the left of them as the gigantic liberal conglomerate know as the "Main Stream Media." Like somehow all the major networks, public radio, cable tv (with the exception of Fox News), and radio (with the exception of talk radio) have all conspired together to oppress the right. You realize you can be to the left of Fox News and not be liberal, right? Seriously man, give it a rest.

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Stephen_W:

It's the same reason that I can count the number of moderate Republicans with one hand, whereas the Democratic party has a liberal progressive wing, a centrist group, and a "blue dog" conservative coalition. To Republicans, we're all socialists, who want the "gubment" to control any and everything that has to do with our way of life. You should read up on what happened to the Whig party in the U.K., you guys are heading down that road yourselves.

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Stillow:

@Stephen_W:


Its a pointless debate....you cannot convince a liberal that the media is indeed liberal....and its overwhelmingly left....about 85% of all media leans left....about half that leans hard left....go google some polling data on how Americans view the media, every poll I have ever seen on the issue show majorities beleiving the media has a liberal bias to it. Its no different than college campuses where 8 out of every 10 professors are liberal.

your side simply has a big advantage having the media in your pocket. NBC has a a network channel and a cable news channel and they are hard left. Mr. CBS himself Dan Rather got cught pushing forged documents to help push a liberal candidate...ABC is packed with left wing pundits.....CNN is a joke, I am not sure anyone even watches them anymore....the reason Fox has the highest ratings is because Indy's and conservatives have nowhere else to go for news that isn't insanley slanted to the left.

I am not talking about commentators, I am talking about hard news coverage....the networks, CNN and MSNBC, and about 90 percent of the print media all lean heavily to the left. But you guys will never see it....

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RHiraku:

StephenW I'm with you on this. Oh and i think Fox is far far more slanted than CNN. I'd say most of CNN's broadcasters are totally unopinionated in their broadcasts, most of the time opinion simply consists of the commentators they bring on there, always on a 1 for 1 basis. Fox on the other hand has: Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee, and now Glenn Beck, oh and that blonde bimbo who got canned over the 'terrorist fist bump' gaffe, you can't EVEN compare CNN to that kind of slant, even their base coverage is slanted.

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JMSTiger:

In this day and age, I am surprised when leftists admit that MSNBC is left-leaning and when right-wingers admit that FoxNews is right-leaning. Anyone who is not hyper-partisan knows which way these networks lean. MSNBC, with the exception of Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan is hardcore left-wing. FoxNews, with the possible exception Greta Van Susteren and the occasional appearance of Alan Colmes and Bob Beckle is hardcore right-wing. As for CNN, I have little doubt that just about every anchor on there leans to the left (with the obvious exception of Dobbs), but they do attempt to play it down the middle. Because they try to focus on news and not commentary and they do try to go down the middle, it is probably why their ratings are in the toilet, even worse than MSNBC's.

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Bigmike:

I think JMSTiger has it about right. CNN leans left but has toned it down from years past.

Palin. Wasn't she the topic. She may have a future somewhere in either the GOP or some other way tied to the conservative cause. But I don't see her as Pres. So I have to agree that it is silly to keep polling on her.

These polls by themselves are evidence of an overall liberal bias in the MSM. Palin and the birthers should not be front page news. Neither is relevant. But the media wants to keep reminding the general public that there are some right wing loonies out there. And of course guilt by association means all of us conservatives are loonies.

We do the same thing. We would love to tie all the Dems to the left wing of the party. You guys just have more media outlets.

Stephen_W

How come libs always call themselves "liberal progressive?" Is that somehow less liberal than your plain everyday liberal? Have we been more successful at turning liberal into a bad word than you guys have been at turning conservative into one?

Me, I am a conservative with no modifiers. Non of the Bush style compassionate conservatism here. Lower taxes, less govt, leave me alone and don't try to tell me there is raw meat between my teeth. I already know.

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RHiraku:

No, progressives try to escape the term liberal because, for whatever reason, conservative carries less of a negative connotation to it than liberal does, whereas the new term sounds much less...radical, and is more positively receieved. There has actually been alot of polling on this matter and progressives have recognized that liberal isn't a very favorable term. Besides, in political science proper liberalism and progressivism are two VERY different things, and progressivism is more matching of democratic ideals.

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Stephen_W:

Okay Bigmike, you got me. Liberal progressive is a bit elitist, lets just settle for Liberal with the capital L. You sound like a classic libertarian style conservative, who doesn't like big government social programs nor government imposing religious doctrine over its citizens. I can respect that. Bush as a compassionate conservative though, that was pretty laughable. But back to the poll itself, we can all agree that polling Palin and McCain seems about as fruitless as you can get. Might as well poll Biden for 2012 as well.

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