CNN Poll: We love Obama! Poll sample: all democrats

With the flashy headline “Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama,” CNN reported that despite record low approval ratings of 52%, people actually love Obama. Problematically, the polling sample was anything but bipartisan, with only 18% being Republicans and 45%–nearly three times as many–being Democrats.

Perhaps remembering that they are journalists, not lobbyists, CNN slipped in this little nugget at the end of the report: “Our best estimate of the number of Democrats in the voting age population as a whole indicates that the sample is about 8-10 points more Democratic than the population as a whole.”

So basically CNN sampled Democrats and–shocker!–they like other Democrats! Thanks, CNN.

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