Email Candy @ CNN SOTU to refute "Paul does the worst, in the polls, when pitted against Obama"Submitted by drheyde on Sun, 08/14/2011 - 19:25
A short video that summarizes the show today. I used different polls in my email to CNN/Candy but this one has others that you can reference. Thank you to complexphenom
Email Candy Crowley at CNN's State of the Union @ StateoftheUnion@CNN.com to refute her claims
watch the video below and/or 2 videos listed below, do your own research, write the email (no bad language/attacks, please) and comment here!
I watched your show, State of the Union, today (August 14, 2011) online and I noticed that twice you mentioned that “Bachmann and Paul do the worst, in the polls, when pitted against Obama.” This did not make sense to me as I heard and read otherwise.
Segment with Rep. Steve King “You could argue that the polls are showing those [Bachmann, Paul] are among the two that do the worst when put against Obama.” You can see Rep. King was surprised and questioned you about “those polls”
Segment with Neil King and Philip Rucker: “Both of whom [Bachmann, Paul] are the worst performing when you put them head-to-head against President Obama”.
I was wondering where you got your information from and I found your comments lacking truth. It is quite interesting because even your own network, CNN, can invalidate your statement because CNN conducted their own poll and found that the opposite is true. Additionally, two Rasmussen polls show the opposite of what you said. In two of the polls, Ron Paul is the closest to Barack Obama and in the other one, Ron Paul is the number two, against Obama.
#1] CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted April 29-May 1, 2011 with 1,034 adult Americans questioned by telephone
“Who does best against Obama? Paul. The congressman from Texas, who also ran as a libertarian candidate for president in 1988 and who is well liked by many in the tea party movement, trails the president by only seven points (52 to 45 percent) in a hypothetical general election showdown.”
#2] Rasmussen July 22, 2011 The match-up surveys of 1,000 Likely Voters were conducted from June 24-July 17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 37% of the vote, while the president earns 41%.” (a difference of 4%). If you click on the links you will see:
(A) Paul -4% 37% to 41% (B) Romney +1% @ 43% to 42% (C) Perry -5% @ 39% to 44% (D) Bachmann -7% @ 39% to 46% (D) Rick Santorum trails by 14% and you can see the rest of the numbers at the link below.
Last time I checked, a difference of 4% for Ron Paul is not the “worst” of all of the candidates, as you incorrectly stated twice.
#3] Rasmussen April 10, 2010
“Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%”
In light of these numbers, your journalist integrity is highly questionable and from what I have seen and heard, all of your statements are considered suspect. The fact that you would intentionally mislead your viewing audience and even ignore your own network’s poll must mean that you have an agenda.
The honorable thing to do as a journalist is to go on the record, on your show, correct your mistake and show the evidence from both the CNN and Rasmussen polls. I will watch on Sunday, August 21, 2011 to see that you do this.