The State of the Union CBS News Poll That Wasn’t

One Eye to Rule Them - photo by Seth Anderson

I felt like I was living in Bizarro World when I tweeted the following last night…

All over the blogosphere last night people were citing a CBS News Poll that rated the approval (91%) and disapproval (9%) of Obama’s State of the Union speech. There was just one problem, the poll was conducted after the 2011 State of the Union. As Rick Perry would say, ‘oops’. Turns out I wasn’t going crazy and I wasn’t in Bizarro World after all.

Some examples: The Raw Story, The Drudge Retort, The Grio

In addition to Twitter and the blogosphere, all three primetime MSNBC shows – The Ed Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell – got this wrong last night. I don’t know if the other shows corrected the record but Rachel, as is expected, corrected her mistake during tonight’s TRMS.

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