When will the American public understand that polls can be misleading and in many cases when there is an agenda, flat out wrong and a misrepresentation of reality? There was always something inherently wrong when I saw the polls that stated a majority of Americans wanted to see Terri Schiavo die. I did not believe that American’s who were informed on the subject and if asked intensionally non-misleading questions would want Terri to die. I knew better, but was perplexed by the results of a what we know now was an agenda driven poll.
It appears that David Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin felt the same. Happy to know that I am in good company. We then are presented with a new poll from John Zogby that shows what most of us already knew in our minds.
The Zogby poll found that, if a person becomes incapacitated and has not expressed their preference for medical treatment, as in Terri’s case, 43 percent say “the law presume that the person wants to live, even if the person is receiving food and water through a tube” while just 30 percent disagree.
Another Zogby question his directly on Terri’s circumstances.
“If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water,” the poll asked.
A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.
Isn’t it a novel concept that when people are asked a direct question that pertains to a specific situation they answer differently than vague and leading questions designed to evoke a preordained answer.
Look at yet another poll question and how it was answered. Much different than what was consistently told to us by the MSM, shame on them.
When asked directly about Terri’s case and told the her estranged husband Michael “has had a girlfriend for 10 years and has two children with her” 56 percent of Americans believed guardianship should have been turned over to Terri’s parents while 37 percent disagreed.
The MSM is at it again and this time their purposeful misrepresentation of the fact let to Terri’s death being an accepted fact. After her death we find out differently, as David Limbaugh said, “Now They Tell Us”
Let me be the first to say … All of who took part and were behind this charade to sway public opinion and that of law makers, GET READY FOR OUR BACKLASH IN 2006 and 2008.