September 6, 2007

Curious omission

The headline of a new press release from the 9/11 conspiracy nuts is "51% of Americans Want Congress to Probe Bush/Cheney Regarding 9/11 Attacks."

As America nears the sixth anniversary of the world-churning events of September 11, 2001, a new Zogby International poll finds a majority of Americans still await a Congressional investigation of President Bush’ and Vice President Cheney’s actions before, during and after the 9/11 attacks. Over 30% also believe Bush and/or Cheney should be immediately impeached by the House of Representatives.

The 911truth.org–sponsored poll also found that over two-thirds of Americans say the 9/11 Commission should have investigated the still unexplained [sic] collapse of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 at 5:20 p.m. on September 11, 2001.

Looking at the actual survey questions, I wasn't surprised to find them heavily slanted in a variety of ways. But the best part is that the poll asked one question that somehow didn't get mentioned in the press release at all. You can find it towards the bottom -- question 405. Suffice it to say that an equally accuarate headline for the press release would have been "57% of Americans think 9/11 attacks were 'thoroughly investigated' and that speculation about U.S. involvement is 'absurd.'"

Posted by Daniel Radosh


So, 43% of Americans DON'T think that speculation about U.S. involvement is 'absurd'?

What gary said. That there is more than de minimis support for the truthers is pretty frightening.

What Charles said about what Gary said.

How about an independent investigation of Clinton, et al, since they were in power for seven of the eight years between the initial attempt to take down the towers and the more recent, successful attempt? I bet I know what those numbers would like.
And what Eric said about Charles said about what Gary said.

I bet I know what those numbers would like.

Do you?

Asked whether they blame the Bush administration for the attacks, 45 percent said either a "great deal" or a "moderate amount," up from 32 percent in a June 2002 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

But the Clinton administration did not get off lightly either.... 41 percent of respondents blamed his administration a "great deal" or a "moderate amount" for the attacks.

As for what Matt said about what Eric said about what Charles said about what Gary said: Keep in mind that this question came only at the end of a long series strongly implying US government complicity. I suspect that if asked neutrally and totally cold, the results would be less crazy.

Really? I am surprised. That kind of news doesn't spread/sell nearly as well as flaming the current administration. And I am woefully out of touch. I prefer it that way.
As for what Radosh said about what Matt said about..., the whole survey - in regards to the wording of the questions - was pretty slanted toward implicating the government.
Did anyone else notice that single people and Hispanics stood out as being decidedly anti-government? At least in few questions, anyway.

Geez, John Zogby really will work for (and thus whore out the reputation of his polling firm to) absolutely anyone.

I'm just shocked this hasn't been picked up at Kos yet by the IMPEACH NOW OR WE WILL LOSE! people.

There is a 9/11 Truth group on my campus. I tend to take materials from them and rip them up in front of their faces. Or throw them in the garbage can, where they can see me.

Ooooooo, I bet that cuts them to the quick.

You showed him, Vance.

I was about to tell Charles "oh snap!", but then I decided I was above that sort of thing.

I don't know what's dumber -- the supercilious tone of this thread, or the idea of doing a poll about what people think who don't actually know anything about politics or 9/11. I'm sure similar polls in the late sixties would show that some high portion of the poll found any rejection of the Warren Commission "absurd."

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