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Sunday, September 21, 2003

 

Well, Which Is It?



According to the media, opposition to the California recall is growing - or it isn't. Compare excerpts from the following two stories:

From the San Jose Mercury News:
Opposition to Calif. Recall Gains in Poll
TOM CHORNEAU
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Gray Davis' prospects for keeping his job appear to be brightening, according to a new poll that shows growing opposition to the recall movement.

The Public Policy Institute of California survey, released Sunday, showed 53 percent of voters supporting a recall, down 5 percentage points from the institute's previous poll taken in August.


Now the story on the same poll from Reuters:
Poll Shows Most in Calif. Would Vote to Oust Davis
Sun September 21, 2003 12:44 AM ET
By Michael Kahn
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Support for removing Gov. Gray Davis from office has slipped slightly but most Californians would still vote to recall the unpopular Democrat in the special election set for Oct. 7 but subject to court revision, according to a poll released on Sunday.

The Public Policy Institute of California survey also showed that Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante was narrowly the top choice to replace Davis with the support of 28 percent of likely voters, followed closely by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger at 26 percent.

But because the survey of 1,033 likely voters conducted between Sept. 9 and Sept. 17 had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, that contest was shaping up as a near dead heat.

While a majority of likely voters said they would choose to unseat Davis, support for doing so dipped to 53 percent from 58 percent since the last poll a month ago.


Is it any wonder many Americans don't trust the mainstream media? What we're really seeing is many voters getting disillusioned with the democratic process, since they now see out-of-control federal judges can wipe away their efforts - and votes - with the stroke of a pen. The Ninth Circus and the ACLU were so concerned with votes that might not be counted, they neglected to mention that the court-imposed delay means absentee ballots already cast could be thrown out if the recall election is delayed.

If I were one of those voters, I'd be looking into the possibility of suing the ACLU for violating MY civil rights and equal treatment since their actions caused my legally-cast vote to be thrown out.

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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