I doubt you could find any issue on which 92% of people in this country agree.  And certainly not when the issue is political.

Yet CBS News ran an “online poll,” which is getting plenty of attention, showing that 92% of people “approve of the proposals the president made in his [State of the Union] speech.” 

The polling method used 500 supposedly representative people who voted online.  This North Korea-like approval rating is up from last year’s Sadaam Hussein-like approval rating of 83%.

I think there is a problem with the polling methodology, including the nature of the question asked.  Of course an overwhelming marjority of people like proposals which are complete pie-in-the-sky wish lists.

I have a speech which I bet could get even better ratings:

“Tell me what you want and it’s yours.  For free.”

I hear there is an opening for CBS News’ pollster in North Korea.

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