Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gallup-ing Away

When asked if they thought
Obama should be impeached

Fox devotees
cannot be tricked
into agreement

even with a super sexy
leading question
to guide them to the truth

like "Do you favor or oppose
impeaching President Obama

for exceeding his authority
under the Constitution
by failing to enforce some laws

and changing other laws
on his own
or for any other reason?".

Just thirty-six percent
of viewers said yes
they do favor impeachment.

Bias can come
from any direction

and polling that conforms
to the presumed narrative

is not really
what polling is about
if what you're after

is collection of raw data

that depicts human reality
in all its diversity.

So is Fox finally
starting to lose
the narrative war

as the demographic
clarifies its own opinions
on current events

or for any other reason?

Maybe no
or maybe yes.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.