TIME Omits Positive War on Terror Results From Report on its Own Poll

December 6th, 2005 1:11 AM

On Friday, NewsBusters reported the results of a new Rasmussen poll indicating that the public’s view of the War on Terrorism has dramatically improved in the past couple of months, but none of the mainstream media were opting to share this information with the citizenry. Well, another polling agency has just done a survey confirming this increase in American optimism concerning this subject. Yet, in this case, the very media outlet that paid for the survey is the one not including the results in its own published report.

On Sunday, TIME magazine posted an article at its website concerning a recent poll done for it by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI). This survey covered the typical analysis found in most polls these days including the president's job approval rating, how the public feels things are going in Iraq, etc. Yet, TIME curiously chose not to share with its readers an entire section from this SRBI survey concerning how the public feels the War on Terrorism is going.

The folks at PollingReport.com have the results that TIME didn’t share with its readers. For instance, 49 percent of those surveyed felt that the president is doing a good job handling the War on Terrorism. This is up from 46 percent in their poll taken after Katrina hit.

In addition, 41 percent of those surveyed claimed to be either “Not Very Worried” or “Not Worried at All” about there being a terrorist attack on America in the next few months. This is up from 27 percent in early August. Finally, 63 percent of those surveyed felt that America is better prepared to respond to a terrorist attack than it was on 9/11. Only 34 percent felt the nation isn’t better prepared.

This makes one wonder why TIME didn’t want to share these results with the public, and, instead, had ample room to address how the indictment of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is impacting the president’s job approval rating.