Panetta-Burns budget plan to solve the deficit

david52_gwDecember 6, 2012

"A new poll from Public Policy Polling found that an impressive 39 percent of Americans have an opinion about the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan.

Before you start celebrating the new, sweeping reach of the 2010 commission's work, consider this: Twenty-five percent of Americans also took a stance on the Panetta-Burns plan.

What's that? You're not familiar with Panetta-Burns? That's probably because its "a mythical Clinton Chief of Staff/former western Republican Senator combo" that PPP dreamed up to test how many Americans would profess to have an opinion about a policy that did not exist. They found one in four voters to do just that.

Panetta-Burns' nonexistent policy proposals were supported by 8 percent and opposed by 17 percent of the voters surveyed. Simpson-Bowles' real policy proposals had stronger favorables, with 23 percent support and 16 percent opposition." snip end quote

Which tells us what - that people will tell polls what they think the polls want to hear? That people pretend they know more then they actually do? That polls love to troll the populace?

Here is a link that might be useful: link

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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Polls are like trolls, a dang nuisance...

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 5:17AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Twenty-five percent of Americans also took a stance on the Panetta-Burns plan.

I guess Leon Panetta is not well known as the Secretary of Defense, or else 25% of the public approves of the Pentagon proposing the government's budget.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 9:33AM
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labrea_gw

Well Jimmy Kimmel does this on his show also he asks people if they saw the debate when there wasn't one!
Why shouldn't people have an opinion on a solution that doesn't exist

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 9:46AM
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vgkg(Z-7)

Maybe that 25% heard about the Panetta-Burns plan on FOX, they do like punking their audience, as in the War on Xmas, Romney is definitely going to win, fair & balanced, etc.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 10:19AM
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labrea_gw

Maybe they thought it was Mr Burns on the SIMPSONS he's a maker

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 11:04AM
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lily316(z5PA)

I thought that was hilarious. And it's true, Kimmel asked about a debate that never happened and got results.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 3:43AM
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