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Fox Uses Graphic to Intentionally Mislead Viewers as to the Popularity of the Republican Party

Reported by Melanie - September 19, 2008 -

Frank Luntz was Neil Cavuto's final guest today (September 19, 2008) in a segment captioned, "'Palin Pop' Pushes GOP Ahead of Democrats in Popularity." The discussion centered around a Pew poll released yesterday titled, "McCain Gains on Issues, But Stalls as Candidate of Change."

The first paragraph under Section 5, "Rating the Parties," is titled, "Republican Party Favorability Surges."

This is the first chart under that heading:


This is the second chart:


Note that in the first chart, Democrats lead in overall favorability, 55% to 50%. The second chart tracks movement only among Republicans and Independents yet its numbers, 50% and 49% respectively, are what Fox used in the only graphic shown during the segment which implied that all voters favor Republicans over Democrats:


Comment: Lies, and the lying liars... TGIF.