CNN Cites 'Recession' in Exit Poll Questions

West Virginia primary voters were asked at least two factually faulty exit poll questions yesterday, both of which asserted that the U.S. economy is already in recession. This, of course, is absolutely false. A recession is marked by at least two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. The last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008 were marked by slow, but positive, economic growth.

See the screencap from CNN.com below (h/t e-mail tipster Jeff Williams):

Screencap of CNN.com | NewsBusters.org

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