Reuters commissioned a border poll and obviously didn’t care for the results. When you are Reuters, though, that’s not a problem. You simply bury the inconvenient numbers under a misleading headline that reads, “Obama vow to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion” — even though the poll says nothing of the sort.
What the Reuters poll actually says is that only 13% — that’s right, 13% — of those polled said the border children in question “should be allowed to stay in the United States.”
Only 38% believe “the unaccompanied youngsters should be sheltered and cared for until it was deemed safe for them to return home.”
Another 32% “said the children should be immediately deported.” Moreover…
The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 48 percent of Democrats believe the children should be cared for until it is safe for them to return home, against 30 percent of Republicans and 37 percent of people who identified themselves as independents.
What you have here are only 48% of Democrats on board.
So how does Reuters attempt to justify its misleading headline? With this meaningless factoid:
The poll, conducted on July 31-Aug. 5, found that 51 percent of Americans believe the unaccompanied children being detained at the U.S.-Mexico border should be allowed to remain in the country for some length of time.
First off, considering the question, that number is shockingly low and says nothing about approving or disapproving of a speeded up but legal deportation process. Regardless, Reuters spun it into opposition because it was the only number that could in any way be spun into a pro-amnesty headline
The media wants Obama to legalize millions of Democrats just as badly Obama does. Poll after poll, however, shows that the American people — huge majorities of the American people — disagree.
Rather than report that fact, outlets like Reuters have no choice but to mislead their own readers, and more importantly, DC lawmakers. If the media can build an artificial bubble that says amnesty is popular, that’s the best chance the Left has to intimidate Congress into getting those Democrats legalized.
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