FOX News Chicago recently released results showing who 193% of Republicans favor for a 2012 Presidential run.
Yes, that’s 193%.
When you give something your all, you give it 100 percent. Unless you work for My FOX Chicago – then you give it 193 percent.
During a Friday broadcast, Fox News’ local Chicago affiliate reported on the results of a recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll. Anchor Byron Harlan said that Sarah Palin currently has the most support for a 2012 presidential nomination among Republican candidates.
“When it comes to landing the nomination, Palin is at 70 percent, about a third higher than this past July,” said Harlan. “Mike Huckabee stands at 63 percent. Mitt Romney’s 60.”
But rather than use an appropriate bar chart, the accompanying graphic displayed a pie chart. Mathematically, pie charts have to total 100 percent.
FOX’s pie figures add up to 193 percent.
We know math is difficult, but come on.
To make matters worse, the opinion poll never actually asked respondents whom they supported as a presidential candidate.
According to their own published results (PDF link), telephone pollsters asked 900 registered voters if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of a list of names. The numbers Harlan reported are the “favorable” ratings among voters who identified themselves as Republican (approximately 324 voters).
FOX News: Fair and only 93% Unbalanced.