As most of us know, Sarah Palin has been one of the leading Republicans calling for President Obama’s impeachment. And it seems Ms. Palin found “support” for her calls for impeachment in a recent CNN poll.
On Palin’s Twitter account she posted the following tweet:
The link she provides is just to her Facebook page where she goes off on one of her usual pointless tangents.
But the poll she cites as “evidence” to support her claims for impeachment is this poll where only 33 percent of Americans agree with her that President Obama should be impeached.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone try to use a poll that says the vast majority of Americans are against them on an issue, to try and “prove” that they’re right about something.
Not only that, but the title of the CNN article discussing the poll is CNN/ORC Poll: Majority of Americans say no to impeachment and lawsuit.
She’s an absolute moron.
No sane person would ever try to use a poll showing that 65% of Americans disagree with them as “evidence” that they’re on the right side of an issue.
Furthermore, according to CNN, “Anti-impeachment sentiment is roughly where it was for past presidents – 67% opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in September 1998, and 69% opposed impeaching George W. Bush when a few Democrats began talking about it in 2006.”
So, not only do the vast majority of Americans not support her ridiculous calls for impeachment, but past numbers show that it’s usually only the super partisans within each party who typically support calls for impeachment. Meaning that typically, no matter what, about 33-35% of Americans will want whoever is president to be impeached.
Then to make her look even more foolish, she’s citing a poll that says 57% of Americans oppose the lawsuit House Republicans are filing against the president. Something else she supports that most Americans oppose.
And to top it all off, when people were asked if President Obama has gone too far with using his powers as president, 55% of Americans either say he’s used them correctly, or hasn’t used them enough.
So literally nothing in this poll backs up anything she supports.
I’m not even sure what to say. I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’m a bit of a “poll geek.” I’ve seen people do all kinds of things to skew or misrepresent polls, but I’ve never seen someone cite a poll trying to support their side of an issue – that overwhelmingly shows the vast majority of people actually disagree with them.