A Fox News Poll on Our America-Hating President
Via Nate Silver, I’m just now seeing the full crosstabs of a 10/1 Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll. Looking it over, it’s tough to see how a straight-up Republican organization would have altered it at all. Most of the questions deal with fears of the national debt, which is one of the worst-reported, least-understood economic issues out there. And most of the rest deal with paranoid questions about Afghanistan that pit the president against his generals.
The weirdness begins early:
I guess it’s interesting to learn that a 5-point plurality of Republicans wish Hillary were president, but who’s been asking this? Next, a question from GOP talking points:
Next, a clutch of debt questions that reveal — surprise! — that most Americans don’t want the government to spend money “so future generations don’t have to pay.”
Next, the suggestion that “U.S. military commanders” are being overruled by the president’s feckless policies.
And finally, some good, old-fashioned misinformation on terrorism.
For more on how Fox News is often responsible for passing on bad information about terrorism and the law, consult Cato’s Julian Sanchez.