Saturday, July 31, 2004

Can I Have Some Apples With These Oranges?

This is really pretty incredible. Newsweek calls it a "Baby Bounce," and says "Kerry’s four-point “bounce” is the smallest in the history of the NEWSWEEK poll." No shit, idiots, because then it goes on to say:

There are several factors that may have contributed to the limited surge, including the timing of the poll. On Thursday, Kerry had just a two-point lead over Bush (47 percent to 45 percent), suggesting that his Friday night speech had a significant impact.

So, Kerry had a tiny bounce from the convention, a record small bounce, except, well, half of the poll was taken before he gave his speech, unlike all those other polls, and, okay, well, if you only include the part taken after the speech he got a really big bounce, but that's not the headline we want to write...

...oy, as people like dr. laniac have pointed out, I failed to notice it says Kerry gave his speech on !@$#$@#% Friday night. Good enough for Newsweek.