08 December 2009

Fox News Math...FAIL (again)

Apparently, 94% of Americans think that it is likely that Global Warming is completely made up, with an additional 26% saying that it's "not very likely"...for a grand total of 120% of the American population.


As it turns out, ThinkProgress.com has the highlights as to Fox's methodology, based on the original Rasmussen poll:

Fox News’ graphics department added together the “very likely” and “somewhat likely” numbers to reach 59 percent, and called that new group “somewhat likely.” Then, for some reason, they threw in the 35 percent “very likely” as their own group, even though they already added that number to the “somewhat likely” percentage. Then they mashed together the “not very likely” and “not likely at all” groups, and threw the 15 percent who were unsure into the waste bin. Voila — 120 percent.

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