Sunday, January 16, 2011

NewsBusters: Survey busts another media myth about Gov. Palin

She is viewed as more sincere and believable after speech
The corrupt media did all it could do last week to demonize Sarah Palin and create a false narrative that her video response the Tucson shootings somehow marked the end of her political career, a demise that some of her political opponents on the left have predicted several times over since the 2008 presidential election. But as Noel Sheppard reports at NewsBusters, the results of a focus group survey indicate that the American people aren't buying that particular lie from the Democrat/Media Complex:
Destroying this myth was a new poll published by Media Curves that actually found Americans seeing the former Alaska governor as more likeable, sincere, and believable after watching her speech:

Respondents were asked to rate Sarah Palin on a scale from 1-7 regarding likeability, believability and sincerity, with 1 representing “not at all strong in this attribute” and 7 representing “extremely strong in this attribute.”

With the exception of likeability among Democrats, Palin’s attribute ratings increased among all parties after viewing her speech. The most notable increase was her sincerity ratings, which increased from 2.62 to 2.69 among Democrats, from 5.25 to 5.45 among Republicans and from 3.68 to 3.85 among Independents.

The poll also found:

* An increase in the number of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents that see her as a positive figure in the United States after viewing the speech
* 40 percent of Democrats, 81 percent of Republicans, and 56 percent of Independents feeling the speech helped her image
* 37 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of Republicans, and 54 percent of Independents feeling the speech helped her potential run for president

Three of the false media prophets who had claimed that the Gov. Palin's response had somehow ended her political career are CNN's Jack Cafferty and MSNBC's duplicitous duo of Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough. Media Curve's results show just how out of touch with reality these three and indeed most "progressives" are with everyday Americans. That's a problem Sarah Palin has never had.

- JP

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