Is this Headline in the Lansing State Journal Deceiving?
A recent headline in the Lansing State Journal read “Poll finds slight edge for Michigan sales tax hike.”
Interesting. Would you agree?
Well, as I always say, you must always look deeper than the headline. If you were to read further into the article, you will find this: “The new EPIC-MRA poll of 600 likely voters found that 46 percent would vote 'yes' on the proposal, while 41 percent would vote 'no.'”
If you choose to read even deeper into the article, you find the following: “…the more voters hear about the complex proposal, the less they like it, according to a new poll.”
Now, ask yourself, "Why would they write a headline that (I believe) is meant to deceive or, at best, not tell you the entire story?"
Reading even deeper into the article, we find that “after hearing details of the complex plan, the results gets flipped, with only 38 percent saying they would vote 'yes and 47 percent saying they would vote 'no.'”
Why would the Lansing State Journal run a headline like that?
Do you not think that the most important part of the article is finding out that after people learn of the details the vote flips?
Let’s us discuss this today on my show the Live with Renk show, which airs Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to noon, to let me know your thoughts at (269) 441-9595.
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