CBS This Morning Ignores Own Poll Showing Obama’s Declining Approval Ratings

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from Media Research Center,

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning touted its latest CBS News/New York Times poll that found “Americans believe there is too much cash in politics,” but conveniently ignored findings within the same poll that showed more Americans disapprove than approve President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.

While co-host Gayle King was quick to note that “84 percent of the people polled said that money has too much influence in political campaigns right now” she failed to mention that only two percent of Americans view it as the “most important problem facing this country today” — tied with welfare, income gap, and education.

Nowhere in King’s explanation was any acknowledgment of the vagueness of the poll question regarding money in politics. Instead, the poll lumped those who have differing opinions as to what changes need to be made regarding the funding of political campaigns into the same three categories.

What was missing from King’s promotion of the network’s latest poll was how a mere 37 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy with 49 percent disapproving, up four percent from April. In addition, CBS failed to mention that nearly half of the country, 49%, disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.

CBS has a history of burying its own polling results when it hurts President Obama or Democrats as a whole. In October of 2014, CBS made no mention of fact that its own poll showed poor approval ratings for Obama and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.

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