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November 23, 2004

A potpourri of media bias - President Bush Soars In Post Election Poll, and where is the MSM?

Topics: National News

And now for the potpourri , from W's present poll numbers, to media's threat to democracy, to Medicare, TV commentators, abortion and more:

November 23, 2004
-- WASHINGTON -- President Bush is heading into his second term, with his job approval rising to 55 percent, a new poll shows.

Bush's post-election bounce and growing public support come at a time when 72 percent of Americans say the country is deeply divided, according to the nationwide Gallup/CNN/USA Today poll.

Bush has been seen as a polarizing president, but his job approval is at 55 percent while disapproval is down to 42 percent -- his best job rating since last January, when he was still riding the boost from Saddam Hussein's capture.

In one noteworthy finding, Americans oppose, by more than 2 to 1, a constitutional amendment to let a foreign-born U.S. citizen like California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger run for president.
Read More of the NY Post article Here.....

But a more important article, especially for perspective, is Preston's post at Consternations entitled " Does Media Bias Threaten Democracy?" He refers to a Washington Times article that points to a new Media Research Center study confirms that George W. Bush received twice as much negative press coverage as Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign.

While your are on the topic of poll numbers, media bias and democracy, don't forget to jump over to OhThatMediaBias for some real treats on these matters.

For some random examples of media bias - from Medicare, to abortion, to TV commentators visit  LiberalMediaBias

Posted by Hyscience at November 23, 2004 2:23 PM



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