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Posted in Media Bias,U.S. by Ryan on the September 14th, 2006

Something that I would have expected to be big news was buried behind an unflattering title and first paragraph.

Bush’s job approval among registered voters is up two points — giving him his highest rating in the poll since November — and his handling of Iraq is up three…

Title of the Article: Dems seem likely to pick up midterm seats

Of course the election is coming and Democrats are favored, but there was a lot of media chatter about Bush’s numbers falling, why such dismal chatter about a rebound?

And, its a good thing that NBC news helps us realize that this 2 point change could simply be some sort of strange anomaly, clarifying that the change falls within “the margin of error.” What is a margin of error then? Could we not argue that the poll should be up a possible 5 points? Apparently 2% more answered favorably since the last poll and there is a margin of error +/- 3 points.