6 of 10 Say Political Tone Had Nothing to Do With Arizona Shooting

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:47:57 +0000


Mugshot of a psychopath, Jared Lee Loughner

The Left and the MSM cynically are making political and partisan hay from the Arizona massacre by an evil psychopath, Jared Lee Loughner. Most reprehensible of all is the sheriff in charge of the investigation into the shooting, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has been yakking non-stop to the media since the massacre, blaming the TEA party, Sarah Palin, and the latest, Rush Limbaugh!

Happily, most Americans have better judgment than Sheriff Dupnik and are not falling for the spin.

A new CBS poll out today finds most Americans — nearly 6 in 10 — have concluded that partisan rhetoric and bickering blamed by the Left for the shootings, did not drive Loughner to murder.

The CBS poll, conducted by phone Sunday and Monday, surveyed 673 Americans. The results are:

  • Of the 673 Americans who were surveyed, 57% said “the harsh political tone had nothing to do with the shooting,” compared to 32% who believe it did.
  • Republicans were far more likely to see no connection (69%) than Democrats who were more evenly split.
  • Even among the Democrats however, nearly half (49%) saw no connection; 42% did.
  • Among Independents, 56% saw no connection, vs. 33% who say words did play a role.

[Source: CBS News Poll: Americans Don’t Connect Rhetoric To Arizona Shooting,” by Mark Joyella, Mediaite, January 11th, 2011.]

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