Polls as propaganda
This story on Newsmax, no less, claims that 6 of 10 Iraqis approve of attacks on U.S. troops. Look further into the story and you'll see that the accuracy of the poll may not be all that high. Look at the source of the story (A.P.) and you can make book that the opposite is more likely the case. Why Newsmax would post such a story is beyond me, but that's a different issue.
Another local (to me) news report declares that support for the Iraq war is declining. This is based on a telephone poll. While it may be true, I doubt that the poll addressed the issue of what effect 3 and a half years of relentless political hyperbole and anti-war media bias may have on public sentiment.
This is an issue worth discussing in depth. My belief is that the media use polls to create news and manipulate public opinion, rather than measure it. And, as in the case of the Iraq poll cited above I believe, polls are being used as war propaganda by the islamo-terrorist forces who use useful idiot Leftist pacifists as dupes.
What do you think?