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Dueling Polls

Reported by Judy - June 25, 2004 -

The polls that show up on Fox News are curious. Rarely do their numbers match those of polls by other media outlets.

A case in point showed up June 25 on Fox News Live with Jon Scott. Beginning at 9:01 a.m. EDT and again at 9:04 a.m. and 9:11 a.m., Scott touted poll numbers which he said show "why George Bush's lead over John Kerry may be growing." The results included Bush's favorability rating -- 52 percent favorable and 41 percent unfavorable -- and a head-to-head with Kerry, showing Bush 47 and Kerry 40 percent.

At 9:37 a.m., Fox graphics showed results of a question on Iraq -- 50 percent support the war and 42 percent oppose it. The result was interesting because MSNBC a few minutes later aired results of a poll showing 54 percent of Americans think the war was a mistake, up from 41 percent three weeks ago.

Something doesn't add up here.