Poll: 22.8% of Romney Voters Would’ve Voted for Obama—If They Believed Liberal Media

By Terence P. Jeffrey | July 16, 2013 | 10:28am EDT

 

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(CNSNews.com) - Almost 23 percent of the Americans who voted for Mitt Romney in last November’s presidential election would have voted to re-elect President Barack Obama—if they believed the liberal media.

 

That was the result of an election night survey that the McLaughlin Associates polling firm conducted for the Media Research Center (MRC), as reported in Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election and How to Stop Them From Doing It in 2016. The book--co-authored by MRC Founder and President L. Brent Bozell III and MRC Director of Media Analysis Tim Graham—is now on the Amazon.com list of political bestsellers.

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The survey asked Romney voters: “If you had accepted the liberal media’s news reporting as factual, truthful and objective, would you have voted for Barack Obama?”

22.8 percent of Romney voters said: Yes. An additional 6 percent said that if they had believed the liberal media they “might” have voted for Obama.

As it was, Obama won the election with a little more than 51 percent of the popular vote. In Collusion, Bozell and Graham point out that if 22.8 percent of Romney’s vote had gone to Obama, Obama would have secured another 13 million votes.

“No matter how it ultimately might have been distributed, that vote switch would have been enormous,” argue Bozell and Graham. “It is absolutely unquestionable that those who fought to expose the political agenda of the liberal press, be they organizations such as the Media Research Center, or conservative voices like Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin, had a significant impact leveling the playing field.”

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