MSNBC distorts post-debate poll results to falsely depict Ron Paul as just barely winning
by Mike Adams
Thursday, September 08, 2011
A post-debate poll shown on MSNBC.com reveals Ron Paul to be the landslide winner of the internet survey, capturing 43.5% of the votes on the question, “Who do you think won the Republican debate at the Reagan library?”
The next closest candidate, Mitt Romney, received just 21.5% of the votes, or almost exactly half the number of votes received by Ron Paul. You might expect Mitt Romney’s graph bar, therefore, to be half the size of Ron Paul’s right? Nope. These poll results, it turns out, have been radically distorted to diminish the apparent lead of Ron Paul in the poll.
Here’s how the mainstream media smears Ron Paul with dishonest survey graphics
The poll results shown on MSNBC.com are depicted with a horizontal bar for each candidate. The bar lengths are proportional for all other candidates except for Ron Paul, whose bar has been shortened by nearly half in order to falsely depict Ron Paul as being just “barely ahead” of Mitt Romney.