For the second day in a row, CNN is doing its level best to avoid noting some interesting data from its latest poll that shows some 66 percent of voters favor the Republican-sponsored "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan.
The only mention of that fact on air is when guests bring it up and today the CNN.com website is casting the poll's results as evidence that while Obama is losing enthusiasm among liberal voters, that the public at large is skeptical of congressional Republicans.
From a story filed at 1:01 p.m. Eastern by CNN's political unit:
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama's approval rating is down to 45 percent, driven in part by growing dissatisfaction on the left with the president's track record in office, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that the Republican "brand" is taking a beating in the minds of Americans.
That poll is, of course, the very same poll that contains data showing broad public support for Cut, Cap and Balance as well as even higher numbers (74%) favoring a federal balanced budget amendment.
It's just that the results were split up so that CNN could make two days of
news political advocacy out of the story instead of one.