On Wednesday, MRC director of media analysis Tim Graham was a guest on Your World with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Channel. The subject was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s odd declaration that the latest CBS/New York Times poll showing an all-time low approval rating for Obama was “meaningless,” and he’s suspicious of polls. Fox then ran a series of Reid soundbites touting polls as a contrast.
Tim said, “The real poll that matters are elections. I’m sure Harry Reid would have told us in 2010 that polls saying the Republicans were going to take the House of Representatives were meaningless. They didn’t end up being meaningless.” (Video below the cut)
And "You can say, 'I don't like polls where they take a sample of 300 people, and say that's the view of 200 million people.'" I can understand that. But the fact of the matter is Washington operates a lot of times on those 300-person samples. I just think we as media consumers should be awfully nervous about very liberal television networks giving us their polls with their loaded questions."
Cavuto underlined: "We're the only network bringing this to light."