Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CNN poll on Iraq confusing

Unless I am missing something, CNN.com's reporting of their poll does not seem correct. Here is the headline and opening of the article:

Poll: Less than half of Americans think U.S. can win in Iraq

POSTED: 8:19 p.m. EDT, March 13, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Less than half of Americans think the United States can win the war in Iraq, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. The results mark the first time since the war began four years ago that a majority did not say the United States can win. Forty-six percent of Americans polled say the United States cannot win, compared with the 37 percent that think the U.S. can win. An all-time low of 29 percent say things are going well in Iraq. (Interactive: Poll results)

When you click on “poll results” you see this

So, the article says 46% think the U.S. can win and 37% say it cannot win. However, the poll results graphic shows that it is 46% -- 46%. Something is not right. Also, while the headline says that less than half of Americans think the war in Iraq can be won, it is also true that less than half think the war cannot be won.


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