Friday, April 27, 2007

Stupid NYT tricks
Public Remains Split on Response to Warming

Ninety percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said immediate action was required to curb the warming of the atmosphere and deal with its effects on the global climate. Nineteen percent said it was not necessary to act now, and 1 percent said no steps were needed.
Right, so even when a large majority of Republicans join with the overwhelming majority of Democrats and Independents on an issue, the public is "split".

How come the public is never "split" when it's, say, support for the death penalty, or anything else that sounds good in a right-wing frame?

Yeah, yeah, I do know why.

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