The photo above, says it all. The liberal democrat media in Ohio is in full-on Obama campaign (spin) mode.
The Columbus Dispatch runs a “Ohio newspaper presidential poll” today on the front page, above the fold. What is so very interesting about it is it’s very skewed poll numbers; Obama 51% Romney 46%. Big bold numbers and colors behind the candidates are an immediate eye draw, away from the poll details, printed in small black print. I say skewed poll numbers because the national daily polls have had the contest at Obama 46-47% and Romney 46-47% respectively. However, with Ohio being a swing state, and everywhere Romney and Ryan hold a campaign stop here in the buckeye state they have very large gatherings. Gatherings reminiscent of Obama’08 sizes. So, you can see why Obama has to have good poll numbers in Ohio, it really is make or break for the president.
This recent poll only serves as another reminder that as long as there are presidential races, there will be those using polls to shape public opinion.
Let’s explore the completely disingenuous poll a bit deeper. The U.S.Census Bureau information compiled from 2010 census states that Ohio had 11,544,951 people living in it. Of those the Columbus Dispatch managed to find 861 people over a time of 5 days to question. So, mathematically speaking they polled 0.00746% of Ohioans to arrive at their Obama 51% to Romney’s 46% figure. Despicable.
What’s even more troubling, is this poll is being released just days after the Obama administration has finally started sharing tidbits of truth about the embassy attack in Benghazi, Libya and the subsequent deaths of our ambassador and his security detail.
So, the Dispatch shares a poll showing the president has a 5 percentage point lead over Romney in the mother of all swing states days after what is arguably the worst foreign policy screw ups in the history of our country, coincidence? I think not. Sounds to me like someone called in a favor.
I gather from this poll that the Obama camp knows people are watching and paying close attention this time around. So they’re having their lackey’s in the media work over time to change negative voter sentiment toward their campaign. It can be summed up in two words, liberal fear! And, that is heartening to the American people.
When liberals are lying, and raising hell, America is heading in the right direction.
- Robert E. Stage Jr.