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.