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Bozell Challenges "News" Media to Report the Truth: Self-Described Conservatives Surging; Public Support for Obama Dropping Like a Rock
July 06, 2009 12:08 ET
MRC President Advises GOP to Torch Its Big Tent IdeasAlexandria, VA
– New polling data released today from Gallup and Rasmussen caused Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell to issue a challenge to the liberal media: Report the facts. Americans are growing vastly more conservative as voter approval ratings tank to their lowest levels for the most radically liberal President in our nation’s history:
• Gallup – “Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%.” In fact, Gallup also cites that “more members of all three major partisan groups indicate that their views have shifted to the right rather than to the left,” in addition to reporting last month that “40% of Americans call themselves conservative,” the highest level since 2004.
• Rasmussen – Simultaneously, President Obama’s disapproval rating on the economy – his key issue which swallowed $787 billion – has reached a new high. Rasmussen reports 56% of Americans rate Obama fair or poor on the economy compared to the 50% who disapproved of his economic policies just a week ago.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
“The media are obsessed with polling and public opinion data – unless, of course, it goes against their narrative. The cause and effect is clear: the more America learns about Obama’s radical agenda, the more they are galloping in the other direction.
“But do we really expect the left-wing media to report this? This is the same media who just last week failed to ask what happened to Obama’s billion-dollar ‘stimulus’ bill in reporting the highest unemployment rate since 1983.
“Incoming memo to the GOP: Set a torch to that big tent of yours. People are flocking from liberals’ failing policy and ideals.”