The Fox News’ local Chicago affiliate used some fuzzy math to show the division of favorability between the leading GOP candidates for nomination in 2012, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The poll, on which the pie chart below was based, shows Palin with 70%, Huckabee with 63% and Romney with 60%. Folks, that’s 193%.

Not only is the math wrong, but the basis of the chart is wrong – the poll was not asking for respondents’ favorite candidates, but rather favorable ratings among Republicans for each candidate, separately.

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2 Responses to “Fox Affiliate’s Fuzzy Math Re: GOP Nominations for 2012”

  1. Crowdaddy13 says:

    Again, after being wrong and ignorant countless times……..if you cannot see through the veil of stupidity that is fox news and you continue to support them, you are an idiot

  2. Crowdaddy13,

    What other examples of FNC’s “stupidity” do you offer? Do you assert that CNN, HLN, MSNBC, etc., never make mistakes like this? The examples on this site seem pretty nebulous to mount any sort of effective assault against FNC. In fact, it makes FNB look rather petty.

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