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(USA Today)   Well, it's official: By a margin of 2 to 1, American voters believe Romney will make better decisions than Obama about the economy   (usatoday.com) divider line 155
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2012-07-24 09:48:22 AM
The answer, of course, is that NO politician makes good decisions about the economy.
 
2012-07-24 09:51:46 AM
Actually, that isn't what the poll says at all.
 
2012-07-24 09:59:15 AM
so, they asked 3 people?
 
2012-07-24 10:04:45 AM

ManateeGag: so, they asked 3 people?


Mitt, Ann and Toby Romney were they only respondents, yes.
 
2012-07-24 10:16:27 AM
Is there some secret competition between reporters to see who can skew poll data the most in their headlines?

I'm not sure I've ever actually read a headline that was an accurate representation of the poll data.
 
2012-07-24 10:16:43 AM
2 to 1 isn't a margin, subby; it's a ratio.
 
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2012-07-24 11:00:03 AM
All politicians make good decisions from someones point of view. Usually it's the wealthy point of view, but plenty of voters aren't sharp enough to consider that "good for the economy" might mean something different for the middle class.
 
2012-07-24 11:00:32 AM
Wow that headline AND the USA Today headline are flat out lies.
 
2012-07-24 11:01:55 AM
Mitt Romney would probably sell all of our real estate and then rent it back from the people we sold it to, and then take that money we made from the sale and put it in offshore bank accounts. This is his business model.
 
2012-07-24 11:09:20 AM

kingoomieiii: ManateeGag: so, they asked 3 people?

Mitt, Ann and Toby Romney were they only respondents, yes.


Bapp would have disagreed. Would have.
 
2012-07-24 11:10:11 AM
USA Today is the Diet Coke of journalism. Just 1 calorie, not journalistic enough. Does manage to beat out CNN, which is the Coke Zero of journalism, and Fox News, which is the exercise bike of journalism.
 
2012-07-24 11:11:03 AM

Tigger: Wow that headline AND the USA Today headline are flat out lies.


Yup. FTFA:
By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems over the next four years.
Learn how to read what you've written, USAToday.
 
2012-07-24 11:19:55 AM
To be fair, 40% of Americans think that all diversity on Earth can be traced back to a guy and his boat.
 
2012-07-24 11:34:00 AM
I just did a survey around the office and 95% of those surveyed believe the corporate media will shill for corporate money whenever possible.
 
2012-07-24 11:48:35 AM
Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.
 
2012-07-24 11:52:32 AM

Somacandra: Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.


Fark.com. Fair and Unbiased media.
 
2012-07-24 12:02:34 PM

Speaker2Animals: 2 to 1 isn't a margin, subby; it's a ratio.


Poor Horatio.
 
2012-07-24 12:06:15 PM

Somacandra: Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.


In other news, USA Today bought out by Fox News and the Murdoch corporation.

/fair and balanced
 
2012-07-24 12:32:07 PM

bdub77: USA Today is the Diet Coke of journalism.


I've always referred to them as McPaper.
 
2012-07-24 12:32:26 PM
Well 70% of people named Snarcoleptic_Hoosier think the poll is full of crap.
 
2012-07-24 01:40:18 PM

Somacandra: Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.


Yeah, because we already know that 100% of people think Obama is an economic disaster.
 
2012-07-24 01:41:56 PM

Lando Lincoln: Mitt Romney would probably sell all of our real estate and then rent it back from the people we sold it to, and then take that money we made from the sale and put it in offshore bank accounts. This is his business model.


You mean like we did in Arizona?
 
2012-07-24 01:57:13 PM
I have a feeling the Obama campaign is biding their time on the economy and those two numbers will switch places by election day
 
2012-07-24 02:41:46 PM
Wow reading is hard subby
 
2012-07-24 02:43:37 PM
And 75% of Americans believe that angels exist.
 
2012-07-24 02:44:23 PM
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Well then. There it is.
 
2012-07-24 02:44:57 PM
Has anybody pointed out that subby is either retarded or a troll?

*reads thread*

Ah, nevermind.
 
2012-07-24 02:45:03 PM
I see our right-wing conservatroll modmin forgot to take his court-ordered medication this morning.
 
2012-07-24 02:45:08 PM
100% of me thinks Mitt Romney can actually be a decent human being from time to time.

Ergo, 100% of respondents think Barack Obama is not a decent human being, ever.

Ta-Da! (Aristocrats!)
 
2012-07-24 02:46:38 PM
Either it's a skewed poll or we really are the stupid selfish country the rest of the world is laughing at.
 
2012-07-24 02:47:30 PM

Tigger: Wow that headline AND the USA Today headline are flat out lies.


They want a horse race. Nothing more.
 
2012-07-24 02:47:43 PM

GAT_00: Somacandra: Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.

Fark.com. Fair and Unbiased media.


He who fights monsters........
 
2012-07-24 02:48:10 PM
By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems over the next four years

Yeah.

This country really is that stupid. Wow.
 
2012-07-24 02:48:33 PM
Romney's decisions WILL be better.

/for the 1%
 
2012-07-24 02:49:06 PM
I think those polled would change their mind if Romney were to release his blueprints and source code.
 
2012-07-24 02:50:47 PM

Somacandra: Seriously. The article's data do not even attempt to match the headline. Saying a person would make good decisions means nothing without a comparison, The poll doesn't even mention the President.


Though to be fair, if the same question was asked about Obama ~40% would say no because they hate everything Obama does. While a decent amount of liberals were obviously able to say "yes, Romney would probably make decent choices".
 
2012-07-24 02:50:55 PM
My guess was going to be that the question was asked of elementary school children or something, but I see instead that the poll indicates nothing of the sort.
 
2012-07-24 02:50:56 PM
and that those "better decisions" will mostly only benefit the wealthy.
 
2012-07-24 02:51:39 PM

whidbey: Either it's a skewed poll or we really are the stupid selfish country the rest of the world is laughing at.


Any reason it can't be C) Both of the above?
 
2012-07-24 02:51:46 PM

MindStalker: While a decent amount of liberals were obviously able to say "yes, Romney would probably make decent choices".


Where are you getting "Obviously?"
 
2012-07-24 02:51:46 PM

imontheinternet: Has anybody pointed out that subby is either retarded or a troll?

*reads thread*

Ah, nevermind.


To be fair, that is what the title of the article said. Subby may have just been getting snarky about it.

/not subby
 
2012-07-24 02:51:48 PM
Gotta have a horse race, even at the expense of the country itself.
 
2012-07-24 02:52:57 PM

John the Magnificent: whidbey: Either it's a skewed poll or we really are the stupid selfish country the rest of the world is laughing at.

Any reason it can't be C) Both of the above?


The laughter comes in flare-ups, but it is admittedly constant.
 
2012-07-24 02:53:24 PM
Everyone knows that USA TODAY & Gallup are racist organizations that engage in dog whistle politics.
 
2012-07-24 02:56:30 PM
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2012-07-24 02:57:05 PM
And he will still lose to Obama by 100+ electoral votes.
 
2012-07-24 02:57:37 PM

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I didn't realize Al Gore was a fire captain in WA....
 
2012-07-24 02:59:28 PM
Wait, USA Today does right-wing op-eds now? I assume that's what it is since it's spun to the point of the headline having nothing to do with the actual survey question it's talking about.
 
2012-07-24 02:59:58 PM

whidbey: By more than 2-1, 63%-29%, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems over the next four years

Yeah.

This country really is that stupid. Wow.


It seems more like suggestive polling than anything.

Do you think Mitt Romney's years of experience in private enterprise will make his economic decisions better or worse? Hell, I'd be tempted to answer positively to that question, and I farking hate everything Mitt Romney and Bain Capital stand for.

Nobody's arguing that Romney was an incompetent manager at Bain. The argument is that he was a morally bankrupt one.
 
2012-07-24 03:00:22 PM
I hope Obama loses the popular vote and wins the electoral vote.

FiveThirtyEight:

Electoral vote:

Romney: 241.9

Obama: 296.1
 
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