>>> dhenwood at panix.com 08/16/00 03:40PM >>>
Well I wouldn't believe a poll the Tobacco Institute commissioned on smoking, or one Aetna commissioned on healthcare. I'm talking about the polls that come out of the big pollsters - Gallup, Harris, etc. These guys make some of their $ by doing market research for commercial interests, but their political polls are either internally funded or done for news organizations. I seriously doubt that Time/CNN is telling Gallup to spin their polls for W.
CB: I don't trust news organizations. They are the most sophisticated liars in U.S. society. They lie for Money in general, as a class. So, if somehow the moneyclass consensus or "majority" wants W, the news organizations will follow the classline substantially, significantly.
Don't know about the particular spin for W you mention, but it is certainly possible that that poll has some spinning in it. I am not sanguine about Time/CNN ; nor even Gallup. And importantly remember that good liars don't lie most of the time, only strategically.