The latest Rasmussen Poll really missed its mark. They were trying to get to the bottom of the recent argument between the Republican and Democratic nominees’ assertions that each is responsible for injecting race into the presidential debate.
Obama recently said this at a campaign stop in Springfield, MO:
“…What they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky.”
The poll suggests that it was McCain’s “Celebrity” ad that triggered Obama’s comment about Republican scare tactics. Rasmussen then asked poll respondents which was more racist, McCain’s “Celebrity” ad, or Obama’s remarks.
But the “Celebrity” ad had little or nothing to do with Obama’s comments. His comment was clearly much more closely tied to this campaign ad from McCain:
So it’s no wonder the Rasmussen poll got lopsided results. They were comparing apples to oranges.
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